CHHS Student/Alum Spotlights
We have over 3,000 students and countless alumnae 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/alum and their victories below.
Ana Sofia Diaz was 15 years old when she and her family moved to the United States from Guatemala, leaving behind her friends, school, church and community for a new life in an entirely new place. The language barrier wasn’t the only challenge that Diaz faced when she settled in to her new home.
Pushing boundaries means taking on new and progressively harder challenges, a regular occurrence for WKU senior Andrew Kaelin from Buckner, Kentucky.
Bethany Moore, a senior in the School of Nursing and Allied Health (SONAH), was seeking a college experience that would allow her to make independent connections while maintaining her link with her home base.
WKU senior Breanne Keith is studying Exercise Science and Business Administration on the Hill and has a long-standing passion to help those in need.
Catie Duchette, a graduate assistant in the Kinesiology program, is the winner of the inaugural WKU 3MT Competition. Duchette’s research is related to mental health of pregnant women. Her research findings indicate that prenatal yoga didn't just help maintain mental health; yoga decreased depression and anxiety, even as the pandemic continued to get worse.
Cori Covington is a senior in the Public Health Program at WKU. The Bowling Green native represents the University and her field of study by volunteering in the COVID Unit at Med Center Health.
Harris, a graduating senior from Bremen, Ky., pursued a health sciences career pathway in high school and a job shadowing experience during her senior year cemented her career path. Her best friend's mother, a dental hygienist, gave Harris the opportunity to shadow her at work.
As a senior in the Social Work program in WKU’s College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), Jonathan Silva has a seat in many campus organizations and continues to seek out opportunities to build a sense of camaraderie. His journey started, though, as a teenager from Wheaton, Illinois just looking for a community that felt like family.
Students within the College of Health and Human Services pursue and commit to a variety of career paths that serve the greater community. This rings true for WKU senior Mary Keaton, of Owensboro, Kentucky.
Med Center Health Foundation announced WKU Nursing student Sarah Saysanavong of Bowling Green, CNA with The Medical Center at Bowling Green Adult Oncology, is the recipient of the James W. and Mary Carolyn Wolfe Brite Nursing Scholarship for Spring 2021.
Stephanie Koeller currently works as a Professional Development Coach at Child Care Aware of Kentucky / the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute Early Care and Education within the Two Rivers Region.
WKU senior Riana Berry from Lexington will graduate on December 14 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree with hopes of working in mother-baby services. Her journey at WKU started off similar to many students, and a few pivotal moments helped narrow her direction