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58 students graduate in Gatton Academy’s ninth class

On Saturday (May 14), 58 students representing 38 counties from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky were recognized during The Gatton Academy’s ninth graduation ceremony in Van Meter Hall. Gatton Academy Executive Director and Mahurin Professor of Gifted Education Dr. Julia Roberts expressed that the graduation ceremony was a celebration for the entire Commonwealth. “Today is […]

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Graduate ceremony begins WKU’s 179th Commencement

WKU’s 179th Commencement began Friday night (May 13) with the Graduate School ceremony that included the presentation of the John D. Minton Award for outstanding graduate student and the recognition of graduates from three doctoral programs, including the inaugural class of the Doctor of Physical Therapy. The 724 spring and summer graduates included recipients of […]

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Doctoral degree recipients recognized at graduate ceremony

WKU recognized the spring and summer 2016 recipients of its doctoral degree programs in Physical Therapy, Educational Leadership and Nursing Practice on Friday night (May 13) at the graduate ceremony of its 179th Commencement. Educational Leadership Doctoral Program graduates Graduates of the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program are (name, hometown, dissertation title): Sharlene Sameon Garces Baragona […]

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9 WKU students to study abroad on Gilman Scholarships

Nine additional WKU students will study abroad this summer on Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. Four other Hilltoppers received Gilman Scholarships for summer in an earlier application cycle. Shaumik Alam of Bowling Green, Maleah Boisture of Sacramento, Itunu Francis of Bowling Green, Durwan Green of Lewisville, Texas, Farah Hamoudi of Bowling Green, Salvador Hernandez of […]

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View from the Hill – Doctorate of Physical Therapy program graduates first class

Thirty students will make history during WKU’s commencement weekend as they become the first class to graduate with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. It’s been a six year journey that began with demonstrating a need, raising funds and battling for state approval. Amy Bingham has more in this week’s View from the Hill.

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5 Chinese Flagship students accepted for Capstone Year Program

A record-matching five WKU Chinese Flagship Program students have been accepted for the 2016-2017 Chinese Flagship Overseas Capstone Year Program. “Achieving acceptance into the Capstone Year program is a testament to the countless hours of hard work students commit to both in and out of the classroom,” said Dr. Ching-Hsuan Wu, Academic Director for the […]

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5 WKU students recognized in Truman, Goldwater, Udall scholarship competitions

Five WKU students have been recognized in three of the most competitive national award competitions. Two students were named finalists for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship: Alex Hezik of Campbellsville and Jay Todd Richey of Glasgow. Two students received honorable mention in the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship competition: Kristen Pedersen of Barbourville and Frankie Wallace […]

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3 WKU students awarded U.S. EPA Greater Research Opportunity Fellowships

Three WKU students have been awarded U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Greater Research Opportunity Fellowships. Dana Biechele-Speziale of Grayson, Cayla Megan Baughn of Westmoreland, Tennessee, and Alexandra Marie Hezik of Campbellsville will receive up to $50,000 for the last two years of undergraduate study and a summer internship at an EPA research facility. Dana Biechele-Speziale is […]

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Barbara Deeb, news producer/reporter for WKU-PBS, has been named a Silver Circle Honoree by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Ohio Valley Chapter.

Deeb named NATAS Ohio Valley Silver Circle Honoree

Barbara Deeb, news producer/reporter for WKU-PBS, has been named a Silver Circle Honoree by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Ohio Valley Chapter. One of the highest honors given by NATAS, the Ohio Valley Silver Circle recognizes television professionals who have performed distinguished service within the television industry for 25 years or more, […]

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WKU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program recognizing inaugural graduates

The inaugural 30 graduates of WKU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy have developed a special bond over the past three years and are ready for their next step as the program reaches a long-anticipated milestone. “I’m going to miss my classmates. We’ve become really close,” said Emily Hubbuch of Nashville, Tennessee. “To be off and on […]

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2 WKU graduate students receive counseling fellowship

The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected two WKU graduate students for the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program-Addictions Counselors (MFP-AC). As an NBCC MFP-AC fellows, Brittany Shantae McNear of Frankfort and Moriah Unique Corey of Louisville will receive funding and training to support their education and facilitate their […]

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2 WKU students receive undergraduate library research awards

WKU students Benjamin Paul Watson of Frankfort and Hannah Garrett of Henderson were recognized in a ceremony at Cravens Library on May 5. WKU Libraries and WKU University Experience faculty offer the awards in an effort to recognize the important role of good undergraduate research in college academic success. “We look forward to honoring students […]

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