Alumni News

‘A Really Redemptive Journey’

Celebrate PA Week with this Story: Megan Craft took a winding road to join her PA Academic Residents for Orientation Day

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Ever since she was a little girl, Megan Craft dreamed of becoming a doctor.

October 7, 2021

Class PT President Ready to Graduate, Take Talents Back Home

by Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Rachel Fields says she believes in divine intervention.

How else then, can she explain how, as a basketball player in her junior season of high school, she tore her ACL — but it led to her deciding what she wanted to do with the rest of her life?

It sounds amazing, but that’s exactly what happened.

August 27, 2021

‘Where I Wanted to Be’

Tyler Pape, PA-C, has overcome a lot to get to his PA Celebration

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Growing up, Tyler Pape, PA-C, was the kind of kid who had a plan for everything.

“I was super-determined,” he said. “I wanted to have my life all figured out, all of the time.”

August 19, 2021

When Kayla Met Norbert, part 2

By Kayla BellCHS Contributor

August 12, 2021

‘It doesn’t get any better’

Five questions with … Leslie Woltenberg, PhD

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Looking back, she says there was always a common thread in all of her occupations. Whether she was at a college or a high school, in administration or advising, every job featured one commonality.


August 5, 2021

Alumni Zoom advice to first-year CHS students as part of Summer Bridge Program

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Madi Kelly had an interesting first day on the job.

Working as a Program Coordinator at Walter Reed Military Medical Center, Kelly — who graduated from UK with a Clinical Leadership and Management degree in 2020 — had recently been promoted from her clinical research assistant position.

July 19, 2021

DPT Alum Earns Northwestern Fellowship

By Ellee SidebottomCHS Contributor

“I can help people use their own body to get them well and then I can teach them the concepts they can continue to use to stay well, which is really unique.”

This is how UK alum Matt Fitch, PT, DPS, OCS, describes being a physical therapist.

July 13, 2021



Saturday, June 19, 2021, the UK Physician Assistant Studies Class of 2021 had their official Celebration at the Gatton Student Center Grand Ballroom on the Avenue of Champions.

View the entire Photo Gallery here. 

June 28, 2021

DPT Alum Opens Clinic in Her Hometown

By Ellee SidebottomCHS Contributor

In Louisa, a town with a population of just under 2,500 people, there aren’t a variety of physical therapy clinics around. Located in Lawrence County, in the far eastern part of Kentucky, the city is almost on the West Virginia border, far from metropolitan areas.

June 25, 2021

CHS interdisciplinary teams presenting at AUPHA 2021 annual meeting

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Several students, faculty and staff in the College of Health Sciences are presenting this month at the 2021 annual meeting of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.

June 23, 2021