June 2012

New Doctoral Degree Program in Occupational Therapy Is University's Third

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­Eastern Kentucky University will launch a doctoral degree program in occupational therapy in Spring 2013.

The University’s third doctoral degree program was formally approved on June 21 by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. Eastern already offers doctoral degrees in educational leadership and policy studies and in nursing practice.

Photo Voice Project by OT Graduate Student Helps Pregnant, Parenting Teens

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­A graduate student in Eastern Kentucky University’s Occupational Therapy program is helping pregnant and parenting teens through the use of photography and journaling.

Patricia Truesdell, who will graduate this year from EKU’s nationally ranked master’s degree program in OT, worked with Emily Helton, a 2008 EKU OT graduate.

Senior from Richmond One of 59 Tillman Military Scholars Nationwide

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­An Eastern Kentucky University senior from Richmond is one of 59 Tillman Military Scholars nationwide.

Andrew Napier, a biology/pre-medical science major who served six years in the Army National Guard after graduating from Madison Central High School in 2006, will use the $9,000 scholarship to finish his studies at EKU this fall and prepare for medical school.