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WINTER-SPRING 2018

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53 WINTER/SPRING 2018 Kevin Casebier, 83B Kevin Casebier, 83B, is a proud UofL alumnus and Louisville native who completed his undergraduate degree in business in 1983 and later earned an MBA from Regis Univer- sity. He was recently appointed as Honorary Consul to Latvia and head of the Consulate for the state of Georgia by the President of the Republic of Latvia. 1. Melissa (Prueitt) Wigglesworth, 99B, married Barry Wigglesworth in New Orleans, Louisiana on Feb. 11, 2017. 2. Jamie Spinks Meredith, 07L, and her husband, Representative Michael Meredith, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emorie James Meredith, on Sept. 15, 2017. (Not pictured) 3. Sara McCarty, 08A, and Shawn McCarty, 08S, 09GS, welcomed their third child, Luke Fairleigh McClellan McCarty, on June 20, 2017. He joins big sisters Eva Elizabeth and Audrey Lucinda. 4. Brian Smith, 12E, and Amanda Smith, 13GS, welcomed their first child, Finley Grayson Smith on Dec. 27. Growing the Card Family 1 3 4 ONLINE: For more information on Casebier and his work, visit uoflalumni.org/ alumnispotlights. As Honorary Consul, his chief responsibilities are to protect the interests of the Republic of Lat- via and to develop commercial, economic, cultural and scientific relations between Latvia and the state of Georgia. Diplomatic duties include hosting the ambassador, business leaders, and other digni- taries when they visit the consulate. Atlanta is home to a thriving diplo- matic corps and is one of few U.S. cities with diplomatic representation from all three Baltic nations. UofL provided the foundation and inspiration for Casebier's career. "Two keys to success are a good education and the ability to adapt. My professors helped me to grow and gain a better understanding of the world. They made a lasting impact on my life not just academ- ically but were also encouraging and supportive," he said. "Louisville is a great city and I have many fond memories of my time there. Return- ing home, I'm amazed to see how much the campus has grown and its positive impact on the city." Although Clinton and Missy Kelly cur- rently reside in Maryland, they are present on campus each day through their support of current Uof L students. The long-time donors to the J.B. Speed School of Engineering rocket team, River City Rocketry, got the opportunity to meet two of the bene- factors of their support — Gabriel Collins and Maria Exeler, co-cap- tains of the team  —  on a recent trip to Louisville. "We support the rocket team because it provides an opportunity to help students who are motivated by the potential opportunities in space-re- lated careers," Clinton Kelly said. Kelly is an active member of the Speed School's Industrial Board of Advisors. A member of countless pro- fessional boards, he has 20 years of leadership and management in research and advanced technology projects in both industry and govern- ment. He previously was director of research and a founder of Decisions and Designs, Inc., director of the U.S. Department of Defense on Japanese manufacturing technology, direc- tor of the U.S. Strategic Computing program and, most recently, former senior vice president of Advanced Technology Development Application International Corporation. DONORS BOOST THE UOFL ROCKETRY TEAM

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