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After enduring semester of tragedy, Georgetown College grad accepted into medical school at UK

For so many people, this spring has been turbulent, difficult and trying. For recent Georgetown College graduate Stefan Zak, his last semester included more highs and lows than he ever could have imagined. From a frightening diagnosis and family tragedy to the ultimate high of getting accepted into medical school, this semester threw everything at Zak. In March, Zak traveled to Paris, France, during...

Former EKU softball player Stacye Toups now on front lines of COVID-19 battle in Spain

It’s only been two weeks, but Stacye Toups has already seen 15 people die from coronavirus complications. She had to call the families of five of those patients. Toups is exhausted, both physically and mentally. Supplies are running low. And she knows there are many more weeks like this to come. Welcome to the life of a basic needs doctor at a nursing home in Madrid, Spain — the hardest-hit...

Lexington native Kiefer completes ‘Lee-Peat’ with third straight Pan Am Games gold medal in fencing

Lexington native Lee Kiefer has dominated the Pan American circuit in a way no one else has. At just 25 years old, Kiefer’s career has been nearly unblemished in the region and she made history again on Monday, becoming the first fencer from any nation and in any weapon to win three straight individual Pan American Games titles, winning gold in Lima, Peru, after titles in Toronto in 2015 and...

WKU alumnus enhances scholarship fund, begins role at UK College of Medicine-Bowling Green

As the inaugural class of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine-Bowling Green campus dons their white coats Friday in the closing event of their orientation week, Dr. Todd Cheever reflects on his time as a Western Kentucky University student and how his role as the first associate dean of the new campus brought him back to Bowling Green. Originally from London, Ky., Cheever came to WKU in...

Transylvania partners with research-intensive UK on pre-med, pre-pharmacy programs

Transylvania University has launched two partnerships with the University of Kentucky that give students an inside track to graduate school at the College of Pharmacy and the College of Medicine-Northern Kentucky Campus. Transylvania’s Early Assurance Program partnership with the University of Kentucky College of Medicine-Northern Kentucky Campus reserves spots for Transylvania pre-med students at...