Alumni Hall of Fame Class of 2005

Inducted April 30, 2005

Bishop U.V.W. Darlingon 1893

U.V.W. Darlington became a clergyman serving Methodist churches in both Kentucky and West Virginia before being elected Bishop in 1918. During his 36-year career, Bishop Darlington served in the Kentucky and West Virginia conferences twice, the Mississippi Conference and in Europe (Belgium, Poland and Czechoslovakia). In addition to his role as Bishop, Darlington also served two years as president of Kentucky Wesleyan College at Winchester from 1924 to 1925.

Richard “Dick” Gallagher ’38

gallagher_lg2Dick Gallagher started his career as a high school football coach and then went on to The College of William and Mary as an assistant coach. After three years in the armed services during World War II, he joined the National Football League’s Cleveland Browns as offensive end coach. In 1949 he was named the head coach at Santa Clara University, where he stayed until 1954 when he returned to the NFL.

He became general manager of the Buffalo Bills and won back-to-back American Football League titles in 1964 and 1965. In 1967 Gallagher became the director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. He is credited with establishing the Hall of Fame game which annually promotes the Hall to millions of fans.


Dr. Yu Hak Hahn ’58

Yu Hak Hahn came to America from Seoul, Korea, as a teenager in 1954, following the North Korean invasion of Seoul. He received a scholarship to attend Kentucky Wesleyan and graduated in 1958. He earned a master’s degree from Virginia and a doctorate from Penn State in physics. He started his career as a senior scientist with Bausch and Lomb.

In 1967 Hahn started his own business, CVI Laser Corporation, manufacturing high-power optical components. The company expanded rapidly with operations in New Mexico, Connecticut, California, Florida, Korea and England. CVI received the National Small Business Contractor Award.

During his 35-year career as owner of CVI, Hahn’s company has become the world’s largest manufacturer of high-quality laser optics.


Terry Woodward ’62

woodward_lg2Terry Woodward developed and expanded the Owensboro based WaxWorks, Inc. into a 180-store, 1,500-employee nationally recognized music retailer situated in prime mall locations in 37 states. He also owns the fourth largest video distributorship in America. He was inducted into the University of Kentucky Business and Economics Hall of Fame and the Owensboro High School Hall of Achievement.

He has many community awards including the Mayor’s Award, the Liberty Bell Award, the Heritage Award, the William T. Young Community Service Award and the Chamber Economic Development Award. Woodward holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Kentucky Wesleyan. Woodward served seven years on the KWC board and chaired the “Changing Lives” capital campaign.


Judge Ellen Bourke Ewing ’67

Ellen Ewing became the first woman judge on the Jefferson County (Ky.) Circuit Court in 1984 and served there until her retirement in 1998. Prior to this, she served as District Court Judge, Trial Commissioner for the Jefferson County Juvenile Court, and Staff Attorney for the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.

She received the Judge of the Year Award from the Louisville Bar Association, the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Louisville Law School, and the Outstanding Alumni Award from Kentucky Wesleyan College. Ewing was a member of the National Association of Women Judges, served as vice-chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Delivery of Public Defender Services and chaired the Louisville Chapter of the National Organization for Women.

She was a KWC trustee for 17 years, until her death.


George Tinsley ’69

tinsley_lg2George Tinsley help lead Kentucky Wesleyan to three NCAA Basketball Championships (1966, 1968 and 1969) and was a two-time All-American. He played professionally in the old American Basketball Association for three seasons. Following his pro career, Tinsley served as a teacher and assistant basketball coach at Louisville Male High School.

In 1976 he started his business career with the Kentucky Fried Chicken Corporation, where he purchased four KFC’s and built another. Tinsley was the president and owner of several successful enterprises and was founder and president of the KFC Minority Franchise Association. He was named Minority Entrepreneur of the Year in the state of Florida and Premier Operator in the KFC System, the highest honor presented to a KFC franchise. Tinsley is a former trustee of KWC.