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2022-2023 University of Kentucky Tour Guides

The Visitor Center shares authentic experiences by introducing our guests to a compassionate, dedicated, and enthusiastic University of Kentucky community. We foster a culture of welcome that begins with a visitor’s first steps on campus and lasts far beyond a single visit. We can't wait to welcome you to the Big Blue Nation.

Meet our 2022-23 Visitor Center Team

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Interested in joining our team?

University of Kentucky Tour Guide

Visitor Center Tour Guides roll out the Big Blue Carpet to campus guests and serve as the "first face" of the University of Kentucky. As student ambassadors for the Office of Undergraduate Admission and the University at large, Tour Guides represent the Big Blue Nation to prospective students, their guests, and other campus visitors by sharing their own unique UK story.  

Applications for this position open in October and March on the UK Student Jobs website. The application process is highly competitive.

Learn More and apply

Wildcat Ambassador

The Wildcat Ambassador Student Organization is a branch of the Visitor Center. In this volunteer role, students can assist in recruitment events hosted by the Visitor Center and the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Serving as a Wildcat Ambassador can help a student acquire valuable skills in undergraduate recruitment and is a great first step in gaining experience to apply to be a Visitor Center Tour Guide.

Current students can apply to become a part of the Wildcat Ambassador program through BBNvolved.

Wildcat Ambassador Application

Contact us

University of Kentucky Visitor Center

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET A242 Gatton Student Center

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Email
ukvc@uky.edu
Phone
859-257-3595
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Visitor Center Director

RebeccaDonovan

Rebecca Donovan Visitor Center Director

Email
rebecca.donovan@uky.edu
Phone
859-257-7724

Visitor Center Associate

Benedicta

Benedicta Wiafe Visitor Center Associate

Email
bkwi227@uky.edu
Phone
859-257-3547
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People
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Joel
Joel
Tour Guide
Location
Human Health Sciences - Daytona Beach, FL
Phone
859-257-3595
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
Leah
Leah
Tour Guide
Location
Human Health Sciences - Lexington, KY
Phone
859-257-3595
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
Lucy
Lucy
Tour Guide
Location
Communications - Sidney, OH
Phone
859-257-3595
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
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Morgan
Tour Guide
Location
Integrated Strategic Communication - Fort Thomas, KY
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
Olivia
Olivia
Tour Guide
Location
Communication Sciences and Disorders - Louisville, KY
Phone
859-257-3595
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
Alyssa
Alyssa
Tour Guide
Location
Human Health Sciences - Mayslick, KY
Phone
859-257-3595
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
Emily
Emily
Tour Guide
Location
Integrated Strategic Communication - Louisville, KY
Phone
859-257-3595
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
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Grace
Tour Guide, Student Co-Director Of Staff Engagement and Morale
Location
Communication Sciences and Disorders - Harrisonburg, VA
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
Jordan
Jordan
Tour Guide
Location
Human Nutrition - Nicholasville, KY
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
Luke
Luke
Tour Guide
Location
Human Health Sciences - Hardyville, KY
Phone
859-257-3595
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
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Mackenzie
Tour Guide, Student Director of Wildcat Ambassadors
Location
Communication Sciences and Disorders - Shepherdsville, KY
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
Nicole
Nicole
Tour Guide
Location
Marketing and Management - Chicago, IL
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
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Raven
Tour Guide, Student Director of Operations
Location
Clinical Leadership & Management - Atlanta, GA
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
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Tony Colella
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management
Dylan
Dylan
Tour Guide
Location
Career and Technical Education - Bryantsville, KY
Phone
859-257-3595
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
RebeccaDonovan
Rebecca Donovan
Visitor Center Director
Grace H.
Grace
Tour Guide
Location
Theater - Lexington, KY
Phone
859-257-3595
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
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Jordan
Tour Guide
Location
Political Science & Psychology - Fort Thomas, KY
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
Kennadi
Kennadi
Tour Guide
Location
Animal Science - Yuma, AZ
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
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Erin
Tour Guide
Location
Healthcare Communications - Roswell, GA
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
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Hallie
Tour Guide
Location
Theatre & Integrated Strategic Communication - Bowling Green, KY
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
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Julia
Tour Guide
Location
Biosystems Engineering - Toledo, OH
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
Jade
Jade
Tour Guide
Location
Chemical Engineering - Troy, MI
Phone
859-257-3595
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
Johnny
Johnny
Tour Guide
Location
Human Health Sciences - Bartlett, Illinois
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Lauren
Tour Guide
Location
Human Nutrition - Harlan, KY
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
Hayden
Hayden
Tour Guide
Location
Secondary English Education - Pikeville, KY
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
Cadee
Cadee
Tour Guide
Location
Communication - Charlotte, NC
Phone
859-257-3595
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
Emerson
Emerson
Tour Guide
Location
Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies - Dallas, TX
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
Emma
Emma
Tour Guide
Location
Nursing - Ballwin, MO
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
Siena
Siena
Tour Guide
Location
Public Policy - North Canton, OH
Phone
859-257-3595
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
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Justin
Tour Guide
Location
Integrated Strategic Communication - Roswell, GA
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
Emily
Emily
Tour Guide
Location
Political Sciences - Campbellsville, KY
Phone
859-257-3595
Email
ukvc@uky.edu
Maddie
Maddie
Tour Guide
Location
Marketing - Paintsville, KY
Email
ukvc@uky.edu