Alumni News

‘You Can Do Hard Things’

Baez Honored as Young Alumni Award Winner

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Shelby Baez knew she wanted a career in athletic training when she was in high school. But originally, she thought she was going to contribute to Good Morning America.

As a four-sport athlete growing up in Fayetteville, N.C., (that’s basketball, softball, volleyball and cross country, if you’re curious) she originally thought she may be a journalist, then go to law school and be a political correspondent for GMA.  

February 22, 2024

Students Turn Out for UKPT Career Fair

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director  

Dozens of alumni and other representatives came to the 2024 PT Career Fair at the UK Student Center Wednesday to network with students from the Physical Therapy program — and possibly to recruit them, too.

February 21, 2024

PHOTO GALLERY: Boston Welcomes APTA Conference Alumni Reception

About 70 faculty, staff, current students, alumni and friends attended the American Physical Therapy Association Conference's Alumni Reception Friday, Feb. 16 in Boston.  

The group had the chance to connect with clinical partners as well. 

See our PHOTO GALLERY here!


February 19, 2024

The Way Podcast, Season 2, Episode 1: Valentine’s Day and The CHS Family


By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

It’s the season of love, and The Way Podcast is celebrating by talking to two rock stars in the Department of Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition — Johanna Hoch, PhD, ATC and Matt Hoch, PhD, ATC.

February 13, 2024

PT Alum Promoted to U.S. Navy Reserve Commander

Congratulations go out to University of Kentucky 2000 Physical Therapy Graduate Andrew Alvarez, PT, DPT, MTC, who was recently promoted to Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

Alvarez currently works at the U.S. Department of Veteran’s affairs in Louisville and is adjunct faculty in the Bellarmine University Physical Therapy program.

February 8, 2024

CSD in Belize: After Studying Abroad to Help Children, Group Plans Return Trip

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

They had such a good trip the first time around, they decided they need to go back.

Students and faculty in the Communication Science and Disorders department traveled to Belize last year to help the country’s children with speech therapy.

February 7, 2024

CHS Names Hall of Fame Inductee, Alumni Award Winners

New undergrad award also created

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director  

LEXINGTON, Ky. — One is a Chief of Staff at a university, while another is a researcher and assistant professor, and the third is a Director of Operational Performance. All are exemplary representatives of the College of Health Sciences — and all are now award winners.

February 2, 2024

Employers Look for CLM Interns in Speed Dating Style for Third Consecutive Year

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director  

Maddie Murray knows a good networking situation when she sees it. 

February 1, 2024

CHS professor part of 1984 Final Four team reunion

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

When Tim Uhl was in the seventh grade — when he was playing sports and hoping he would continue to grow — his junior high football coach told his parents that his athletic career may have to come to an end.

January 25, 2024

Alum in NY Times: Take the 30-Second Power Test

You need more than strength to age well — you also need power. Here’s how to measure how much you have.

By Amanda LoudinThe New York Times If you want to stay healthy as you age, experts say you have to keep moving with a mix of cardio, strength and balance training. But there’s another critical element, one that doesn’t get as much attention. It’s what gives you the ability to toss a heavy trash bag into a can or lift a suitcase into an overhead compartment.

January 24, 2024