Alumni News

‘Honored and humbled’ — CHS Alumna Now Serving as Army 6th Medical Recruiting Battalion Commander

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

On May 24, 2024, U.S. Army Recruiting Commander LTC Kourtney Logan relinquished command to LTC (and CHS alumna) Jessica Horine.

Horine, who earned a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2008, is coming from Honolulu as the Chief of Operational Medicine for the U.S. Army Pacific Command.

June 12, 2024

College World Series Bound: AT Alumnus Wells Enjoying UK Baseball’s NCAA Run

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

When UK star baseball pitcher Mason Moore woke up on June1, he wasn’t sure he’d be able to take the mound for his team the following day.

The reason? A severe stomach bug. “It kind of hit me yesterday right before the game,” he told reporters.

June 9, 2024

CHS Alumna Makes Volleyball Team USA for 2024 Paris Olympic Games

Former Wildcat becomes first player selected for Olympics in program history

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Avery Skinner, a Kentucky Volleyball and College of Health Sciences alumna, was selected Wednesday evening to the 2024 United States Olympic volleyball team, USA Volleyball announced. She will become the first-ever Kentucky Volleyball player to compete in an Olympic games.

June 4, 2024

FROM GATEWAY: Motorcycle Racer. Pilot. PA Student. 2023 Grad is ‘Chasing New Passions’

This story appears in the latest issue of Gateway Magazine. Find all of our issues here. 

By Ryan Clark and Sara PisoniCHS Contributors

You could say that 23-year-old Kelsey Markle has a need.

A need for speed.

May 15, 2024

Alumnus Ben Gecewich Is Dedicated to Supporting his Alma Mater

'Where Your Passion Is'

By Loralyn CecilCHS Philanthropy Director Ben Gecewich doesn’t wax on about personal philosophies.

A look at his path since graduating, though, shows the value of finding and investing where you can make the biggest difference – in your work, through your community, and at your university – even after graduating.

May 13, 2024

CHS Celebrates Faculty, Staff Awards


Dean Scott Lephart, PhD, always says that other than Commencement, the Faculty and Staff Awards are his favorite day of the year. 

Thursday, May 9, those in the College of Health and Sciences were able to celebrate again, and several faculty and staff were honored with awards. 

May 10, 2024

Irving Chosen for Claire Blue Health LLC’s Board of Governors

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Congratulations go out to Shelley Irving, MSPAS, PA-C, an Assistant Professor and Site Director of the Morehead Campus for the UK Department of Physician Assistant Studies, who has agreed to serve on the Board of Governors of Claire Blue Health LLC.

May 8, 2024

Clancy named new Clinical Leadership and Management Program Director

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director Dr. Karen Clancy, PhD, MBA, BHS, has been named the College of Health Sciences’ new Clinical Leadership and Management Program Director, after UK’s Board of Trustees met and approved the appointment last month.

May 7, 2024

PHOTO GALLERY: CHS Graduation Day Filled with Joy, Tears

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

There were a range of emotions when students in the College of Health Sciences graduated Friday morning.

Joy. Pride. Relief. And even a bit of sadness.

May 3, 2024