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Bill Forbess ’67

Brother Forbess served Beta-Nu as Pledge Educator and Grand Master of Ceremonies before graduating with a BS in Biology in 1971. “We were Riders of the Night, We studied hard all week and celebrated hard all weekend. “ He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University College of Dentistry in 1976.

Forbess is currently a dentist with the Heartland Dental Care after 38 years with Billy Forbess DMD PSC. He has served as President of the Bluegrass Dental Study Club, Vice President Bluegrass Dental Society, has been appeared in America’s Top 100 Dentists and has won the Heartland Dental Care President’s Award.

Billy has also been extremely involved with the community, holding the post of President for the Bluegrass Council of Boy Scouts for three terms, and has served on the board of directors for numerous organizations, including Bluegrass Council of Boy Scout, YMCA of Lexington, New Hope Church, Lexington Professional Baseball, Kentucky Aviation Museum, and Ashland Park. He also has been involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lexington.

Billy and Donna have three children, Lauren, 29, Hallie, 23, and Will, 21. They also have one grandson, Grayson Chapman, 8.

“Beta Nu chapter of Kappa Sigma was instrumental in my college experience as it offered me the opportunity to become a member of a small group of fellow students in a very large university. This provided me with the opportunity to study with fellow brothers that were in the same or similar fields of study, share college experiences and socialize with other outstanding young men in the college environment. My college experience was dramatically enhanced in every aspect as a result of my being a Kappa Sigma at the University of Kentucky.

“My parting advise for current undergraduate brothers is to treasure the time you are spending with your fellow fraternity brothers. As you go through life you will find that a former fraternity brother will provide you with opportunities that would never have been available to you without that bond. Always respect each other and do everything you can to be a fraternity brother for life. All things being equal, you will of course do business with your brother!”