Derrick Ramsey guest speaker for Fulton County UK Alumni banquet

June 04, 2019
Ramsey Ramsey

The University of Kentucky alumni and friends from the Fulton County UK Alumni Club are invited for dinner and fellowship at the 7th Annual John McAlister Memorial Scholarship Banquet, June 11, featuring former UK football All-American, and current Kentucky Cabinet Secretary and UK Board of Trustees member, Derrick Ramsey.

The event will be held at The Keg Restaurant, 444 Lake St., Fulton, beginning at 6 p.m.

In 1975, Ramsey became the first African-American starting quarterback in UK history, leading the Wildcats to a Peach Bowl victory in 1976 and a 10-1 season in 1977.

After a successful nine-year NFL career, including winning a Super Bowl ring in 1981, Ramsey served as athletics director at both Kentucky State University in Frankfort and Coppin State University in Baltimore, along with two stints in Kentucky state government, including his current role as Secretary of Education and Workforce Development.

Ramsey was inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005 and appointed to the UK Board of Trustees in 2017.

During the banquet, scholarships will also be presented to local students attending UK in the Fall and a portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Fulton County UK Alumni Club scholarship fund.

The cost to attend is $35 and includes admission to the program, a prime rib and smothered chicken buffet dinner and non-alcoholic beverages.

A cash bar will also be available.

Reservations are required and should be made no later than June 5 by calling Bob Mahan or Mallory Worley at (270) 472-3300.

For more information, contact Mike Hawks at