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Professor Devotes Sabbatical to Helping Wounded Warriors

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Eastern Kentucky University has won numerous national honors in recent years for its efforts to help military veterans pursue higher education. Twice, it has been named by Military Times as the nation’s No. 1 school in its “Best for Vets” rankings.

Now, an EKU professor is using her sabbatical to help Wounded Warriors.

Former "Facts of Life" Star to Give Chautauqua Lecture

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You might remember her from the NBC sitcom “The Facts of Life.”

As the first person with a disability to have a regular role on a prime-time series, Geri Jewell inspired a generation of young people with her groundbreaking character, Cousin Geri.