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CHHS Communication Sciences and Disorders Student is a Finalist for National Scholarship

  • Author: Stacey A. Forsythe
  • Author: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Kennedy McAlpin, a junior from Somerset, KY majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Health and Human Services, is a finalist for The Jan Egerton & Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship promoting awareness about the dangers of asbestos and mesothelioma.  Her essay was chosen as one of the top four finalists for the national scholarship.

The recipient of the scholarship is selected by a nation-wide vote.  To view Kennedy's essay, and others, visit: https://www.mesotheliomahelp.org/scholarship-contest/finalists/. Each citation and mention of her essay also counts as a vote. Readers can vote for her essay, Miracle Material—Deadly Diagnosis, through Nov. 27.

Kennedy hopes that through her research and work, she "will be able to improve the lives of people with cancer and improve their ability to breathe, swallow, and speak."

To learn more about the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Health and Human Services, visit their WEBSITE

Contact: Kennedy McAlpin, kennedy.mcalpin381@topper.wku.edu

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