Since 2015, a dedicated group of Equine Science and Management alums have worked together to foster connections between UK Ag Equine Programs and its ever growing alumni population. In 2019, this group was formally accepted as an alumni affiliate network under the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Alumni Association and is known today as the Equine Alumni Affiliate Network (EQAAN).

A group of 12 dedicated alums make up the EQAAN Board of Directors who assist with alumni relations through a variety of efforts, including alumni networking events. With nearly 500 Equine Science and Management alums, as well as decades of alums who earned an equine specialization in Animal Science before there was an equine degree or who participated in the many equine clubs and teams, EQAAN provides an avenue for alumni to stay involved with the university, UK Ag Equine Programs and the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Alumni Association. Additionally, this involvement can help members maintain lifelong connections personally and professionally. 

EQAAN welcomes all alums to get involved, whether it is through attending networking and social events or lending a hand by serving in a volunteer capacity. Not only does EQAAN want to provide networking opportunities for alumni to stay involved and connected, but to also create a solid affiliate network foundation to serve equine alumni for years to come.  

Meet our Board of Directors:

Executive Committee

President: Hannah Niebielski '12

Secretary: Morgan Pyles '14

Board Members

Bennett Baughman '17

Erin DesNoyers '14

Autry Graham '16

Annie Martin '15

Jake Memolo '14

Jackson Wells '16

Ann-McCullough Cook '15

Maredith Davis Woods '15

If you would like to contact EQAAN or a member of the Board, please email equine@uky.edu


Equine Alumni Affiliated Network (EQAAN) purpose: To foster professional pride; promote activities and projects for the advancements, best interests and welfare of the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and equine industry; and to provide activities, education and support services for students, graduates, faculty, staff, members and friends.