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Josh GwynJosh Gwyn

Winner of the A. M. Stickles Scholarship

Josh has lived in Bowling Green, KY since middle school, but he is originally from North Carolina. One fun fact about Josh is that he has a one-year old Manchester Terrier mix named Gabi. Josh had come to Western with the intention of studying law but he quickly concluded that while he enjoyed studying the law, he absolutely could not see himself in a courtroom setting. Josh changed his major to History because Dr. Minter pulled him aside after class and asked him why he wasn't a History major. He made the decision to become one and he has never regretted it once since. Josh views studying history as exposing oneself to the best and worst that humans are capable of. “One can't read great history without being inspired and horrified in turn,” he explains. “That has been the great joy of my time studying, reading and reflecting on history.” Josh will be graduating in Fall 2020 and then plans to enter WKU's Professional Nursing Program in Spring of 2021 with the goal of becoming a Nurse Practitioner. Josh’s favorite historical quote is from the Aeneid: “Stat sua cuique dies; breve et irreparabile tempus Omnibus est vitae; set famam extendere factis Hoc virtutis opus” (X. 467). Translation: “Every man has his day, the course of life is brief and cannot be recalled: but virtue’s task is this, to increase fame by deeds.”

Congratulations Josh!


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