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Kentucky Live! series speaker to discuss Frontier Nursing Service

Anne Cockerham

Anne Cockerham

Anne Cockerham, associate dean of Midwifery and Women’s Health and professor of History at the Frontier Nursing University (FNU) in Hyden, will be the next speaker in WKU Libraries’ Kentucky Live! series. Cockerham will present Answering the Call: Nurses, Couriers and the Frontier Nursing Service at 7 p.m. March 17 at Barnes & Noble, 1680 Campbell Lane.

Anne Cockerham will be the next speaker in WKU Libraries’ Kentucky Live! speaker series on March 17.

Anne Cockerham will present Answering the Call: Nurses, Couriers and the Frontier Nursing Service at 7 p.m. March 17 at Barnes & Noble, 1680 Campbell Lane.

Cockerham is the author of two books on the history of the Frontier Nursing Service. The first book, Rooted in the Mountains, Reaching to the World: Stories of Nursing and Midwifery at Kentucky’s Frontier School, 1939-1989, was published by Butler Books in 2012. Her second book, Unbridled Service: Growing Up and Giving Back as a Frontier Nursing Service Courier, 1928-2010, was published in 2014 and was one of the finalists for the 2015 Kentucky Literary Award.

According to Dr. Brian Coutts, department head of Library Public Services, Cockerham is the recipient of numerous awards for her teaching and research as well as many grants and fellowships. “She’s a very popular speaker and this month is the keynote speaker and Randolph Award recipient at the International Nursing History Conference in Charlottesville, Virginia,” Coutts said.

After her presentation, there will be a book signing of her newest book. Sponsored by WKU Libraries, this event is free and open to the public.

Contact: Jennifer Wilson, (270) 991-7585

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