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Henry Clay grad Marques Warrick earns Horizon League Freshman of the Week honor for fourth time

KyForward staff Henry Clay High School graduate Marques Warrick has established himself as one of the best freshmen in the Horizon League this season. Warrick, now a starting guard at Northern Kentucky University, earned Horizon League Freshman of the Week honors on Monday. It marked the fourth time this season the Lexington native has been selected for the weekly award. Northern Kentucky guard Marques...

Georgetown College graduate Mariah Addington returns home to Russell to teach new generation

It’s a bit of a homecoming for recent Georgetown College graduate Mariah Addington. A graduate of Russell High School, she is returning home this fall as an English teacher, having just graduated from Georgetown this spring. So how does she plan to tackle this new challenge? “I once heard one of the best things you can do for your job is find the people who are like marigolds to you,” Addington...

Recent UK graduate Maria Sanchez seeks to turn current ‘new normal’ into future ‘brighter successes’

By Jenny Wells-Hosley University of Kentucky The COVID-19 pandemic has turned life upside down for almost everyone, and University of Kentucky students had to quickly adapt to finish out a semester that was unlike any other in UK history. Maria Sanchez, who graduated from UK this May, was no stranger to these challenges. Sanchez chose to share her personal story of family, hard work and resiliency,...

Aiming for the stars, UK graduate Kelly Lynch lands dream job at NASA as chemical engineer

By Lindsey Piercy and Steve Shaffer University of Kentucky It’s been said that exploration is part of human nature. History is filled with stories of adventurers who dared to chart the unknown. But some feel that drive stronger than others. “I’ve wanted to work at NASA since I was 5.” Growing up in Kentucky in the city of Glasgow, Kelly Lynch — not unlike most bright-eyed kids — had dreams...

Already an NCAA and NBA champion, former Wildcat Nazr Mohammed wins new title — UK graduate

By Guy Ramsey, Amy Jones-Timoney and Brad Nally University of Kentucky Twenty-five years ago, Nazr Mohammed left Chicago to enroll at the University of Kentucky. Mohammed chased his dreams as a basketball player and a student, and embarked on a journey that has seen him succeed at every turn. First came a pair of national championships and All-Southeastern Conference honors during three years as a...

Louisville graduate Bronwyn Garrett Hudson perseveres through 50-year journey to earn degree

By Caitlin Brooks University of Louisville The COVID-19 pandemic threw a major curveball to spring 2020 graduates everywhere, forcing schools to think up unique ways to celebrate graduates and their accomplishments. One University of Louisville graduate isn’t letting this unprecedented and nontraditional situation keep her from celebrating. Bronwyn Garrett Hudson is no stranger to approaching life...

Transy, UK grad named in Southern Living’s ‘People Who Are Changing the South in 2015’

  University of Kentucky and Transylvania University alumnus Theo Edmonds has been named to Southern Living magazine’s “50 People Who Are Changing the South in 2015.”   Theo Edmonds (Photo provided) The article lists influential people who are helping shape the region with ideas and projects that focus on community. Edmonds is one of the founders of IDEAS 40203, America’s...