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Rosa Mejia-Cruz (hear my name) serves as Communications Director at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy where she is responsible for managing and setting the college-wide communications and marketing strategy.

Rosa has a master's degree in Higher Education Administration from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. She is passionate about higher education access and encouraging university leaders to be visible and vocal in their support of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.