Alumni News

Dorich Joins CHS Students for Awards Ceremony Tuesday

Her reaction to award: ‘I was truly astonished’

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Jenny Dorich, PhD, MBA, OTR/L, CHT, was looking for the perfect situation as a graduate student.

April 22, 2022

CLM Students Pair Up with Alumni for Career Education

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

In the class “Careers in Clinical Leadership and Management,” or CLM 120, students can expect to learn about the wide variety of professional positions they could obtain in the field.

But just how they learn is up to the professor, and when Sarah Kercsmar, PhD, has her way, you can bet the lesson will be interesting.

April 4, 2022

30 years later, one thing remains true – MLS grad says this degree will get you a job

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

It’s been 30 years, but Angela McCowan-Bailey, B.S. MT (ASCP), says one thing remains true: If you’re a Medical Laboratory Science major, when you graduate you will get a job.

March 3, 2022

$367K Grant Will Allow PAs to Prescribe Treatment for Opioids

By Austin Robinson and Ryan ClarkCHS Contributors

Working with Veterans holds a special place in Cheryl Vanderford’s heart.

And through that work, she received firsthand experience by providing substance use disorder treatment as a Physician Assistant. This inspired her to apply for a much-needed grant that will help the Commonwealth.

March 1, 2022

‘Role Models for Us All’

Two Alumni Honored at College of Health Sciences Hall of Fame & Young Alumni Award Celebration

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

As Dean Scott Lephart said Thursday night, there must be something in the water in Somerset, Ky.

February 25, 2022

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2022: ‘I Just Want to Thank Them so, so Much’

Director of Office of Health Equity took Circuitous Road

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

It was a small bump on the neck, she says. Warm to the touch.

She hadn’t even noticed it until a nurse brought it up during a routine examination.

February 23, 2022

Ben-Gal Cheerleader’s Super Bowl trip was ‘One of a Kind’

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

It’s been a big year for Holly Michel.

In fact, some would say it was more than big. Some would say it was Super.

In 2021-22, she became a cheerleader for the Cincinnati Bengals, graduated from Physical Therapy school, got a full-time job and followed the Bengals to the Super Bowl.

February 21, 2022

RHB Alum Welcomes First Texas Class to New Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program

Col. Enrique Smith-Forbes, PhD, OTR/L, CHT, who received his PhD from the Rehabilitation and Health Sciences PhD Program in 2015 before going on to be stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, recently joined the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence (MEDCoE) at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston to welcome the inaugural class of 11 students to the Army-Baylor University Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program at MEDCoE.

February 18, 2022

Black History Month 2022: ‘I Felt Completely Comfortable to be Myself’

AT Alumna Wasn’t Sure What She’d Find in Kentucky

5 Questions with … Ariel Allman, MS, MBA, LAT, ATC, CEAS-I, CSCS

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Ariel Allman says she never considered coming to Kentucky for school. In fact, she never considered coming to Kentucky for anything.

February 16, 2022

Mentor Excited to Present During White Coat Ceremony

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Micah Bragdon knew from an early age that he wanted to find a job where he could help others.

“Growing up, I had the privilege of watching my brother become a successful nurse,” said the 25-year-old Lancaster, Ky., native. “The immense satisfaction he had from being able to help people when they were in their most vulnerable states was the key inspiration that sparked my desire to pursue the healthcare field.”

February 10, 2022