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Glenn, James H., III, "Jimmy"

From Owensboro, KY, in 1999 James H. "Jimmy" Glenn, III was the first African American to become President of the University of Kentucky Student Government Association. It was his junior year in the undergraduate civil engineering  program while also working on a master's in business administration. Jimmy Glenn won a second term in office his senior year, running against Keisha Carter and her running mate Charmaine Neal, both African Americans. Jimmy Glenn also received the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Distinguished Citizen Award.

For more see the Kentucky Kernel, 3/24/2000 (in ExploreUK); Lance Williams, "UK student government elects 1st black president," Lexington Herald-Leader, 4/3/1999, front page; Mark Vanderhoff, "Governing the body," The Lexington Herald-Leader, 11/6/2000, p. 24; "New UK trustees installed, chair elected," UKPR, 9/21/1999 (online); and Tim Whitmire, "Blacks' mistrust of UK has been slow to thaw since integration," The Courier-Journal, 6/1/1999, p. 11.

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NKAA Source: Kentucky Kernel (newspaper)
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