Graduate Student Shout-Outs

Preparing Future Faculty Spring 2018 Graduates


The Graduate School’s Preparing Future Faculty/Professionals Program recognized recent graduates and soon-to-be graduates of the Certificate in College Teaching and Learning at a ceremony on Friday, April 27, in the Hilary J. Boone Center. The program was keynoted by Dr. Linda Worley, the faculty director of the certificate curriculum. Pictured (left to right) in front row are Laura Brown (Education Sciences), Hannah Ruehl (English), Mariam Alabdali (Communication), and Celine Lamb (Anthropology). Middle row: James Lincoln (Philosophy), Drew Van’t Land (Philosophy), Laura Nagy (Clinical Psychology), Amanda McLean (Animal and Food Sciences), Erin Jackson (Pharmacology), and Logan Fields (Experimental Psychology). Back row: Moaz Abdelwadoud (Public Health), Brandon Kulengowski (Pharmaceutical Sciences), Beth Ann Rice (Experimental Psychology), Jessica Hanneman (Veterinary Science), Stephanie Kehler (Nursing), Seth Eckler (Education Sciences), and Ryan Mason (Exercise Science). Dr. Worley was honored as the inaugural recipient of the annual Linda Worley Award for Outstanding Contributions to Preparing Future Faculty/Professionals. More information about the PFFP program can be found here.


Chesmore Montique


The awardee of the 2018-2019 McNair Fellowship is Chesmore Montique. Chesmore is entering UK’s Counseling Psychology doctoral program, where he intends to continue his research on the mental health of Black women as impacted by their lived experiences with an intersectional identity. Chesmore comes to UK after previously earning his BA from Morehouse College in Psychology with a minor in Spanish. He also earned his MA in Psychology from American University.


Natalie Cooper


Natalie is a recipient of the 2018-2019 James Still Fellowship. She is coming to the University of Kentucky as a Master of Health Administration Student. Natalie is currently a student at Austin Peay University, where she is completing her Bachelor of Science in Health & Human Performance and is earning a minor in Leadership Science.


Stacie Taylor


Stacie is currently in her last semester as a dual-degree undergraduate student of English and Community and Leadership Development at UK. During her undergraduate years, she has been actively involved in Delta Delta Delta, the Baptist Campus Ministry, and the Center for Community Outreach, and she has earned the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance's Certified Nonprofit Professional credential. She will enter UK’s Instructional Systems Design graduate program in fall 2018.


Trevor Rosania


Trevor is currently finishing his degree in Mining Engineering at the University of Kentucky. He is currently involved in various organizations throughout UK, including Tau Beta Pi, the International Society of Explosive Engineers, the Society of Mining, Metallurgy, & Exploration, and Mu Nu Gamma. He will start the MBA program at UK in summer 2018.


Meredith Eckstein


The awardee of the 2018-2019 Northern KY/Greater Cincinnati UK Alumni Club Fellowship is Meredith Eckstein. Meredith is a Biochemistry Ph.D. student, with intentions on becoming a full-time faculty member at a regional university upon the completion of her studies. Her current research includes the study of arsenic exposure and its contributions to lung cancer, a topic that is especially relevant to Kentucky’s eastern counties, where arsenic is frequently released into the environment by the mining of coal.


Huong Luu


Ph.D. student in Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the UK College of Public Health, Huong Luu, has received a prestigious full scholarship plus travel funds to present at the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology Mid-Year Meeting in Toronto, Canada. Huong's faculty advisor is Dr. Svelta Slavova of the UKCPH Department of Biostatistics.