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Aaron Thompson: Don’t listen to skeptics about its value — college is still worth it for many reasons

To all of the students who recently graduated from a Kentucky college or university, thank you for having the fortitude and determination to make it to the finish line. You’ve achieved something powerful and transformative that will dramatically improve the quality of your life — a college credential. You may have noticed that people are more skeptical about the value of college than they used...

Despite success on pro football field and in business, Terry Samuels wanted to finish his UK degree, too

By Ann Blackford Special to KyForward Terry Samuels was playing tight end for the University of Kentucky Wildcats football team in 1994 when he was drafted by the NFL to play for the Arizona Cardinals. The University of Kentucky College of Social Work major was just one semester shy of graduating. At the time, graduating didn’t seem all that important, but years later something tugged at his heart...