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FAL 2016

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7 0 | L O U I S V I L L E . E D U In Memoriam Muhammad Ali Widely regarded as one of the best champion heavyweight boxers and an active philanthropist, Muhammad Ali, died on June 3. The Olympic athlete was 74 years old. He was born in 1942 as Cassius Clay. His career started out in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, where he won six Gold Gloves and two national Golden Gloves. He took the gold during the 1960s summer Olympics and soon became the youngest heavyweight to ever steal the title from a champion, giving himself the nickname The Greatest. Ali was closely tied to the university, with the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of Louisville as well as the Ali Scholar Program named in his honor. He was the fi rst-ever Grawemeyer Spirit Award recipient in 2015, and he donated part of his honorarium to establish a leadership scholarship with the UofL baseball team. Daniel C. Cerione Daniel C. Cerione passed away on Sunday, April 17 at the age of 51 after a courageous battle with ALS. Cerione's passion for football developed in high school under the coaching of Buddy Groins at Miami Springs High School. Upon graduating, he made his way to UofL where he received a football scholarship. His last two years at the university were spent under the guidance of Coach Howard Schnellenberger. In 1986, he was named special teams' player of the year. He worked for the Florida Marine Patrol, State Division of Insurance Fraud, and recently retired as a special agent supervisor for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Stephen James Cotton Stephen James Cotton passed away on Tuesday, June 7. Cotton was the assistant director of planning and construction at UofL. He also served as a voting member on the University of Louisville's Staff Senate. He took pride in his home states of Kentucky and Texas. Cotton's hobbies included art, gardening and traveling. He liked to make people laugh and his legacy will live on through his family. Cotton was 64. The new Pediatric Medical Offi ce Building, opening in 2018, will have a garden memorial dedicated in his honor. M.K. Deddens, 73GE Dr. Mary Kenna Deddens passed on the evening of June 1. Throughout her career she worked with Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville Deaf Oral School and St. Francis preschool. She received her graduate degree at UofL and later served as the fi rst director of the Early Learning Campus (ELC), an early child development center for children operated by UofL. Deddens was a strong advocate of children's education who dedicated herself to building community with the people around her. She is described as being a forward-thinking visionary who loved her family and friends dearly. Kimberly G. Reynolds, 69K Kimberly "Kim" Reynolds passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Reynolds proudly served and retired from the U.S. Navy. After retirement, she was a social worker at River Region, Seven Counties Services and Adanta. Reynolds was a graduate from the University of Louisville's Kent School of Social Work, as well as the University of Kentucky. Throughout the years, Reynolds was an active member of the University of Louisville Alumni Association, the Kent School Alumni Council, the Derby City Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, the Kentucky Foster Care Review Board and the National Association of Social Workers. She was 73 years old.

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