Eastern Kentucky University is seeking to attract more students from underrepresented populations and high-poverty areas into the growing field of environmental public health and then prepare them to work where their services are most needed.
Collecting water samples in front of a Manchester store, an Eastern Kentucky University student is proud of the work he is doing in Southeast Kentucky.
“Knowing we are helping people increase their knowledge about something that impacts them daily is the most amazing and rewarding feeling I’ve ever had,” said senior environmental health science major Josh Ruehl.
Ben Cheruiyot and Peter Sigilai were already famous in their native Kenya, thanks to their exploits as All-American runners at U.S. universities.
Today, they are heroes for a different reason.