PIKEVILLE, KY – Alumnus Dr. Al Pelphrey, class of 1984, a Pediatric Dentist in Pikeville, Kentucky, has been elected to serve as President of the Kentucky Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the state component of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).

drAlAfter graduating from the University Of Louisville School Of Dentistry in 1988 and completing his Pediatric Dental Residency at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Pelphrey practiced in Richmond, Virginia, and Cincinnati, Ohio, before opening his office in Pikeville. He received his Board Certification from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 1999.

The AAPD is the recognized authority on children’s oral health. As advocates for children’s oral health, it promotes evidence-based policies and clinical guidelines; educates and informs policymakers, parents and guardians, and other health care professionals; fosters research; and provides continuing professional education for pediatric dentists and general dentists who treat children.

Founded in 1947, the AAPD is a not-for-profit professional membership association representing the specialty of pediatric dentistry. Its 8,400 members provide primary care and comprehensive dental specialty treatments for infants, children, adolescents and individuals with special health care needs.

In addition to his role as President of the Kentucky Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr Pelphrey serves as the Public Policy Advocate of the AAPD for the State of Kentucky, is the current Sec/Treasurer of the Kentucky Mountain Dental Society, past President of the Kentucky Mountain Dental Society and will begin serving on the Kentucky Dental Association Executive Board in April 2013

Besides his private practice and professional responsibilities, Dr Pelphrey maintains an interest in travel, snorkeling, reading, writing poetry, collecting antique and handmade quilts, and spending time with family. He shares his home in Pikeville with his dog, Lincoln.

For more information about “Dr Al,” you can visit him on the Internet or on Facebook at Dr Al Pelphrey, Pediatric Dentistry.


bowling1GEORGETOWN, KY – Michelle Stromquist Bowling ‘02 has returned to Georgetown College as manager of The Store. She earned her B.A. in Psychology, minoring in business.

After graduation, Michelle worked eight years for Scholastic Book Fairs. In March, 2011, she began working for Follett Higher Education Group to manage the bookstore at Transylvania University.

Her boss knew that if Georgetown College ever became available she wanted the opportunity to work at her alma mater. When Follett took over GC’s bookstore, Michelle was able to return to campus. “It is great being back home,” she said, adding that it’s wonderful “being able to share memories with alumni and current students; building that relationship.”


Baseball-Pitching-1aLOUISVILLE, KY – Alumnus Jeremy Reiss ’98 has announced that Pitching, the second print in his Diamond Dictionary series is now available. Like the first, called Hitting, the slang aspect of the game is illustrated and designed to match the amusing nature of the lingo.

Baseball fans are sure to love this project which combines two of Jeremy’s greatest passions, baseball and design, and has “. . .allowed me to connect with a lot of great people who share those same passions,” he writes in an email, adding, “I truly appreciate all the encouraging emails and look forward to extending the series with the third print on fielding.”

Jeremy’s work is also featured, for a second time, on NBC Sports’ Hardball Talk Web site.

Visit Jeremy’s Web site for more information. (http://www.jreiss.net/)


PAINT LICK, KY – Kenny Davis ’71, captain of the 1972 USA Olympic Basketball Team, now retired from Converse, is available to share the spellbinding story about courage, character and competition every American should hear. He was there when 11 Israeli athletes were murdered by terrorists. He was there when his team was bullied out of gold. He now welcomes the opportunity to tell about it. Visit his Web site for more information. (http://www.kennydavisusa.com/)

This past August, Kenny co-chaired with Hall of Fame sports writer Billy Reed the highly successful 40th anniversary reunion of the ’72 USA Olympic Basketball Team in Georgetown and Lexington. It was the first time ever for all members of the team to come together to renew acquaintance and share stories of their experience.

Davis remains one of the most decorated players in Kentucky basketball history. He was a high school all-state player, three time college All American, and a three time AAU All American. Davis is known as one of the best to ever hit the hardwood in the ‘hoops crazy’ bluegrass state.

He is one of only two players in Kentucky college basketball history to score more than 3,000 points in his career and he still holds the single season and career records at his alma mater.