Hall of Distinguished Alumni expands

Aaron Mudd

More than 550 people are expected to attend a luncheon Friday meant to honor the accomplishments of three WKU alumni, said Associate Director of Alumni Relations Tracy Morrison. The Nov. 7 luncheon held at the Sloan Convention Center is open to everyone.    

Guests will see Los Angeles Times photojournalist Rick Loomis, music educator David Livingston and U.S. Army veteran Col. Gary Riggs initiated into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni. 

Gary Riggs led students by building up the WKU ROTC program while pursuing a Masters degree at WKU. He earned a Bachelor of Science in English from WKU in 1958 and a Master of Arts in Education in 1974. He served in Laos and Vietnam. 

“It’s a great time to come and see the accomplishments of your fellow alumni and hopefully inspire you to do great things as well,” Morrison said.