Ramsey, Director of Admissions Jenny Sawyer, Alumni Association staff and others traveled more than 2,000 miles — literally from Pikeville to Paducah — with the principal goal of convincing Kentucky’s best high school students to visit and, hopefully, attend UofL.

“It’s always an exhausting but exhilarating experience” Ramsey said. “Talking to high school students about the improved academic and campus life opportunities we offer at UofL is extremely rewarding.”

The 2013 Fall Outreach wrapped up at the new McCracken County High School near Paducah. More than 800 juniors and seniors watched a video, listened to Ramsey and Sawyer speak and asked questions of two current UofL juniors, Luke Guhy and Ruthie Wooten, both of whom are from Western Kentucky. Ramsey also visited a dozen high schools and Owensboro Community and Technical College (where he taught a class) during outreach.

Mark Hebert
Following a 28-year career as a radio and television reporter, Mark Hebert joined the University of Louisville as the Director of Media Relations in 2009, serving as the main spokesperson. In 2015, Mark was named Director of Programming and Production. He’s now producing and hosting a radio show about “all things UofL”, overseeing the university’s video and TV productions and promoting UofL’s research operation. Mark is best known for his 22 years as the political and investigative reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville where he won numerous awards for breaking stories, exposing corruption and objectively covering Kentucky politics. In 2014, Mark was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.