Alice Pile Killpatrick

Alice Pile Killpatrick graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1938 with a degree in home economics.  She began her career as a home economist with the Farmers Home Administration in Hardinsburg, Kentucky.  In 1948, she became the first home economics Extension agent in Meade County.  In 1953, she transferred to Montgomery County, a position she held for 18 years.  After retirement, she continued as an active community leader in Montgomery County and was inducted into the School of Human Environmental Sciences Hall of Fame in 2006.

An endowment was created through a gift from the estate of Mrs. Killpatrick to fund fellowship awards for full-time graduate students who excel academically, display strong potential for professional excellence, possess citizenship and leadership qualities, and participate in community activities.