September 27, 2021 | By: Meg Mills and Kody Kiser
Lexington, Ky.

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For this "UK at the Half," University of Kentucky Alumni Association's 2021 Great Teachers — Christopher Crawford, Joseph Hammer, Clark Kebodeaux, Chad Risko, Wayne Sanderson and Kathy Swan — discuss what the award means to them. 

The 2021 Great Teachers were recognized for their outstanding teaching and dedication to their students — with only six faculty chosen each year. 

"UK at the Half" airs during halftime of each UK football and basketball game broadcast on radio and is hosted by UK Public Relations and Marketing. To hear the "UK at the Half" interview, click on the play button above. 

To listen to the "Behind the Blue" about the 2021 Great Teachers visit

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.


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