Alumni News

Ways to Help Those Affected by the Eastern Kentucky Floods

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

August 1, 2022

‘Go and Do It’: As we celebrate Disability Pride Month, a recent CHS alum describes her independent life

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Dyeshia Parrott was just 12 when the accident happened.

She was riding in the car with her family when the vehicle hit a patch of black ice and crashed. While others suffered only minor injuries, Dyeshia was left with a severed spinal cord that resulted in her being paralyzed from the waist down.

That was 12 years ago.

July 28, 2022

‘Where Strangers Unexpectedly Become Family’ — When Onieta Stewart Lost Relatives to Tragedy, She Found Support in PA

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Onieta Stewart has known loss — in fact, she felt it while she was a student in UK’s Physician Assistant Program.

The 43-year-old non-traditional student was one of many who coped with a changing world during the pandemic. But she felt it harder than most.

June 17, 2022

We’re Honored: This Year, CHS Outpaced University Average with 13.3 Percent of Students in Honors College

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

When Katie Gaines came to UK, she didn’t expect to engage in rural research in Kentucky, shadow holistic medicine providers or study abroad in Paris, France.

May 26, 2022

CHS minor one of four chosen to speak at Commencement

‘The University of Kentucky has created an environment that gives their students a sense of community and belonging’

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Growing up in the state of Kentucky, Amy Luu Ngo was able to see the strength and inclusivity in the community of UK and Big Blue Nation. 

May 3, 2022

PHOTO GALLERY: CHS Celebrates Student Awards

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

The 2022 CHS Student Awards was a feel-good, end-of-the-year celebration of achievement held in the Worsham Cinema in the Gatton Student Center.

"Today is about our students," CHS Dean Scott Lephart, PhD, told the crowd. "This is an exciting time to celebrate."

April 28, 2022

CHS Family Celebrates at Student Awards

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Some of the professors could barely hold back their tears. Then again, others didn't hold back at all. 

That was the vibe at the 2022 College of Health Sciences Student Awards ceremony Tuesday. 

It was a feel-good, end-of-year celebration of achievement held in the Worsham Cinema in the Gatton Student Center.

April 27, 2022

From Biology to Piano Performance, UK Alum Finds His Way to Become Medical Lab Scientist

His advice: ‘Broaden your horizons’

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

How did Stephen Daming make it from Biology major to Piano Performance major to — finally, a medical scientist?

April 26, 2022

Walker Wins Lyman T. Johnson Fellowship

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Latoya Walker was born in Jamaica, grew up in New York, but found her home in the Bluegrass of Kentucky.

April 26, 2022

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