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When Pamela Gray begins her new role as senior director of philanthropy for the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment on Sept.1, she will be coming home to a campus she once roamed as an undergraduate.

Gray, who grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, earned an undergraduate degree in communications from UK. 

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The Food Connection at UK has announced the recipients of this year’s Student Opportunity Grants. Covering the gamut from the classroom to food-insecure areas in Lexington to Oaxaca, Mexico, eight projects received a total of $40,200.

The income of a $1 million Aramark endowment to promote student opportunities in food studies funds the grant program, which is in its second year. The endowment is a result of the agreement between the University of Kentucky and Aramark to run UK Dining.

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