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WKU Child Studies 2022 Alumna of the Year - Alayna Hawkins-Hunt

lady with red hair We are thrilled to announce the recipient of the WKU Child Studies 2022 Alumna of the Year!

Alayna Hawkins-Hunt (CSW) is a 2018 graduate of the Child Studies undergraduate program & the Family Home Visiting Certificate program. She was the recipient of the Outstanding Child Studies (undergraduate) student in 2018. After attending the Masters of Social Work program at WKU (2020 grad), she began her work as a child and adolescent therapist at StepStone Family & Youth Services. Alayna is passionate about the children and adolescents in the community. In addition to her role as a therapist at StepStone, she has developed a lending library called 'Lily's Little Library' to assist children and adolescents in foster care access to books to encourage them to continue reading. Additionally, she hosts the annual blanket drive called 'Wrapped in Love.' 

Donations to Lily's Little Library or for information about the Wrapped in Love blanket drive, please contact Alayna directly.

Congratulations, Alayna! Thank you for your dedication to the children and families of our communities!


Outstanding Students in Child Studies, Family Studies, and Family & Consumer Sciences Education 2022

Each year faculty nominate an outstanding student in each of our areas of study. We are thrilled to announce the recipients of this honor! Chasey, Hannah, Lisa, and Kendall have each demonstrated outstanding accomplishments within their areas of study, dedication to their communities, and phenomenal grades in their courses. Congratulations! We cannot wait to watch you flourish in your specific fields of study!

image of girl in graduation garb Chasey Jessie - Child Studies

girl in red top white pants  Hannah Hagins - Child Studies

image of woman  Lisa Marshall - Family Studies

woman in red dress Kendall Clemons - Family & Consumer Sciences Education

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 Last Modified 1/23/23