Alumni News

Congratulations to all of our CHS graduates!

This weekend, the University of Kentucky honored its graduates at the first in-person Commencement Ceremonies to take place in nearly 18 months.

Around 4,400 graduates registered to participate across 10 ceremonies in Rupp Arena. About 1,000 of those were 2020 graduates who were also invited to take part in the 2021 ceremony, after not having an in-person ceremony last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 17, 2021

‘A Community that Supports Me Wholeheartedly’

Meet one of UK’s commencement speakers — CLM’s Lauren Sammons

by Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director  

When Lauren Sammons and her family came to visit UK for the first time, they got a bit lost.

May 13, 2021

AT UK grad says first Volleyball national title was ‘All worth it’

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Katy still isn’t sure if she should’ve taken the scissors.

After all, no one else seemed to take any. Then again, who else would’ve used them? They say “National Champions 2020” on them for crying out loud.

That means there’s only so many times anyone could use them — and only so many folks who can.

May 11, 2021

‘She will be missed, but not forgotten’

There are multiple ways to pay tribute to Amy Waugh

By Ryan Clark CHS Communications Director

Her smile. Her work ethic. Her tennis serve.

These are just some of the characteristics people remember about Amy M. Waugh, the Practice Manager and Athletic Trainer Clinical Coordinator at UK Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, who passed away Nov. 13, 2020.

May 5, 2021

National Champ Avery Skinner talks volleyball, school and life

‘Kentucky strives to be elite in everything’

by Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

April 29, 2021

CHS proved to be gateway for disease investigator Jahvona Pretty

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

The College of Health Sciences at UK is known as the Gateway to the Health Professions.

There’s no better example of that than Jahvona Pretty.

April 7, 2021

‘Adapt and Overcome’

RHB Alums Help Start AT Professional Program

by Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Each had a different passion. One always wanted to be a teacher. Another developed a love for research. Yet another was an often-injured athlete herself.

March 24, 2021

Access to Care

Alum teaching therapists to utilize telehealth during pandemic 

By Ryan Clark CHS Communications Director 

5 questions with … Tori Schaub, APT   

Tori Schaub remembers the exact moment when the world — and her life — changed.  

March 18, 2021

Prepared for Everything:

Col. Chris Howell, first-ever PA in the Kentucky Army National Guard to achieve that rank, shares experiences working behind the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine

By Elysee SadiaCHS Contributor

March 15, 2021

Welcome to the ‘real, clinical environment’

First cohort of professional AT program is now applying their knowledge in the classroom

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director Welcome to Clinical Integration 1: Lower Extremity Assessment and Management.

March 10, 2021