Alumni News

PAthways Conference helps prepare healthcare workers to tackle Substance Use Disorder

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director There is one thing Cheryl Vanderford hopes people will get from Friday’s PAthways to a Healthier Kentucky conference.


August 22, 2023

PHOTO GALLERY: PT Class of '83 Celebrates 40-Year Reunion

Welcome to the PT Class of 1983 reunion! 

They had a reception on Aug. 4 at the Campbell House, and on Aug. 5, faculty member Nathan Johnson, PT, PhD, DPT, led a tour of PT labs, while Philanthropy Director Loralyn Cecil led a campus tour.

The group also visited iconic Lexington places, including Joe Bologna's and a tour of the Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.

August 10, 2023

THE WAY PODCAST: Episode 7 — The Floods, One Year Later, with Dr. Fran Feltner

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Down in Hazard, in the southeastern part of Kentucky, the scars still remain.

August 9, 2023

AT Alumna Talks to WKYT About use of AEDs Heading into Football Season

Outreach Athletic Trainer (and CHS alumna) Allie Schanck knows the importance of AEDs, also known as automated external defibrillators. She carries one with her at every game and every practice.

August 7, 2023

The CERH Family: After the Flood (Part 3 of 3)

One Year After Flooding Killed 45 People and Displaced Thousands More, a Community Comes Back Stronger

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

August 3, 2023

The Way Podcast, Episode 6: Emotion and Fun with Dr. Kirby Mayer

When Dr. Kirby Mayer was young, he saw the way physical therapists helped his grandmother, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s.

July 28, 2023

AT Alumna Awarded Sports Medicine Person of the Year in Georgia

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

The Georgia Athletic Trainers’ Association has named Jaclyn Donovan as the recipient of the 2022 Warren Morris Sports Medicine Person of the Year Award. Jaclyn is currently the Athletic Training Services Coordinator at the Vereen Center in Moultrie, Ga., and the Head Athletic Trainer for the Moss Farms Diving Tigers.

July 25, 2023

Revisiting the Top 5 CHS Stories of the Year (So Far) ...

Here at the CHS News Desk, we love a good list. And we also love a good ranking. 

So what better time to revisit some of our biggest stories than now? We're halfway through the calendar year, so we had our biggest brains put together a list of the five stories that have been most read (and most viewed, and most clicked on) by you, our faithful audience, so far in 2023. 

July 24, 2023

Dream Come True: PA alumna moving to El Salvador for medical mission work

Photo by Greg Eans, Messenger-Inquirer

From the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer newspaper:


Owensboro native Jessie Franey is preparing to move to El Salvador in September to assist with a new medical practice in San Marcelino, which lies on the coast of the country.

July 13, 2023

UKPT Alumna Named APTA Academy of Education President

Congratulations go out to a Physical Therapy alumna who is making a splash nationally. 

Chalee Engelhard, PT, EdD, MBA, GCS (PT Class, '90), will now lead the APTA Academy of Education!

July 11, 2023