Eugene Poole, a 1985 alum of the School of Architecture, receives the Lyman T. Johnson Torch of Excellence Award for the College of Design at the 29th Annual Lyman T. Johnson Torch of Excellence Awards Luncheon Ceremony on Oct. 11, 2019. This award is given to an African American alum of the College whose faith, hard work, and determination has positively impacted the lives of people on campus, the city, state or nation. This recognition was particularly special this year as UK commemorates the 70th year anniversary of Lyman T. Johnson who was the first African American student to attend the University of Kentucky back in 1949.
Poole is the United States Capitol Jurisdiction Executive, Sr. Project Executive/COTR in Washington D.C. He is a designer with over 25 years of design, construction and executive level leadership experience.