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CHHS Spotlights

We have over 3,000 students and countless alumni representing the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at Western Kentucky University. Each person has their own unique story on the Hill. Learn more about our students, alumni, and their victories below.

Treasure Wales

Treasure Wales, a first-generation student from Louisville earning a degree in Social Work with a minor in African American Studies, applies what she learns at WKU to her current leadership roles on campus. Her advice for fellow students, “Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and do things that you’ve never done before. Be as involved as you can.”

Anya Shah

For WKU Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising major Anya Shah, the Hilltopper Spirit means one word, “community.” The thirty-one-year-old, non-traditional student from St. Louis, has made her mark on campus by serving as president of the WKU International Interior Design Association (IIDA), where she has found a community. 

Jaylen Pate

Jaylen Pate, a Cloverport native and first-generation college student, majors in Nursing at WKU. An Army veteran, Pate discovered he’s color-blind while serving in Fort Bragg, North Carolina’s 82nd Airborne Division as a combat medic and realized something else too – his love for patient care.


Ashley Adams, WKU graduate student from Owensboro, is a first-generation college student supported through a scholarship from the WKU NIOSH Training Program Grant in the Environmental and Occupational Health Science graduate program.

“From the beginning, I knew that I wanted to do something where I could use my skill set to help others. This healthcare profession is ever-changing, hands-on, and requires compassion and care,” said Parker Cassady, a WKU senior from Glasgow. 

Madison Duncan

Madison Duncan, a December 2021 graduate majoring in recreation administration, will leave her mark at WKU. As a Bowling Green native and second-generation Hilltopper, Duncan always knew she wanted to attend the university. Her childhood memories include attending WKU Homecoming parades, football games and basketball games. Proximity to home, and an outstanding degree program for her major, made the decision to become a Hilltopper easy.


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 Last Modified 5/26/22