Alumna Amanda Matthews ’90 has spent her career bringing attention to the often overlooked. By twisting metal or sculpting bronze, Matthews is casting her mark through art and telling the tales of those who deserve to be remembered. The Hite Art Institute alumna has pieces installed across the commonwealth and the country and is earning recognition as a talented artist.

Along with highlighting Matthews, the fall-winter 2023 edition of UofL Magazine showcases other Cardinal alumni who have turned UofL educations into careers that are making impacts across the globe and through eras of history.

Take Lori Stahlgren ’93 and Jay Stottman ’92, archaeologists who are uncovering silenced history in our own backyard.

Or Oscar Ronaldo Leon Oliva ’88, ’89, who built a university in Panama that connects Cardinals in two countries.

Then there’s Carrie Bohnert ’07, an award-winning medical educator who is helping future and current health care practitioners better understand and treat their patients.

The influence of our alums serves as inspiration for our students and our community. Read these stories and more in the latest issue of UofL Magazine.

Erica Walsh
Erica Walsh is the marketing director for the Office of Communications and Marketing. Her job lets her share UofL’s good news in all avenues of communications including UofL Magazine, advertising, content marketing and branding. Walsh joined UofL in 2014 after previously serving as the public relations specialist at Indiana University Southeast. Prior to her career in higher education communications she was an award-winning newspaper reporter. Red is one of her favorite colors and it’s a good thing, too, because she earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Western Kentucky University and her master’s in communication from UofL.