2006 William R. Cashen Service award winner
Kenneth Larimore graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with three bachelor of science degrees over three decades; physical education in 1979, in anthropology 1985 and exercise science in 1997. He has been a member of the UAF athletic staff since 1981 and in 1996 became the department's athletic equipment manager. Kenneth is so talented that he has been recognized as Equipment Manager of the year for Region 10 by the Athletic Equipment Managers Association three times in 1997, 2000 and 2004.
Although Ken is active in multiple organizations in and outside of the Fairbanks community, he has always given time and energy to his alumni association. Ken is a lifetime member of the association and from 1996-2001 he served as an officer of the UAF Alumni Association Fairbanks chapter. From 1997-2001 he was the chapter president. He also served as the chapter's representative to the UAF Alumni Association board of directors. In 2001 Ken was elected to the UAF Alumni Board of Directors where he served until May 2004.
During Ken's tenure on both boards he provided leadership in many areas, but he shone as the chair of the reunion committee and as the general jack of all trades. He has worked for the association as a mechanic, plumber, sign-fixer, painter and done whatever was needed to help ensure the Fairbanks chapter hamburger booth at the fair ran smoothly.
It is with great pleasure that the UAF Alumni Association Chapters award Kenneth Larimore with the 2006 William R. Cashen Service Award.