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Paige Caudill EKU Online Student
Sarah Kelly graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. Sarah is currently a student services program coordinator for the University of Louisville. She completed her bachelor’s degree online and recently shared her thoughts about her EKU Online experience.
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Judith Poe Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP Graduate
Judith Poe is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program. She is the System Director of Endoscopy for Physicians Regional Healthcare System in Florida. Judith completed her program online and recently shared her thoughts about her experience as an EKU Online student.
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Occupational therapist helps young boy with balance exercise
Dr. Gregg Pitts graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. After serving five years active duty as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, he returned to EKU to complete his master’s and eventually doctorate in occupational therapy. Pitts is currently the founder and owner of three Commonwealth Hand and Physical...
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sarah kelley communication studies
Sarah Kelly graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. Sarah is currently a student services program coordinator for the University of Louisville. She completed her bachelor’s degree online and recently shared her thoughts about her EKU Online experience.
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Kirsta von Hellens
After volunteering with an occupational therapist in the Exceptional Family Members Services in Italy, Kirsta von Hellens was inspired to pursue a career in occupational therapy. She received her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Eastern Kentucky University in 2000 and worked as an OT for a school district in northern Kentucky after graduation. She...
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Christina Buchignani student story
As she began her college career, Christina Buchignani knew she wanted to be part of a helping profession. Her younger brother, Ryan, was born with a disability and she saw first-hand the challenges the world presented, not only for people who needed support, but their families as well. Her mother fought hard for Ryan working...
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OTD graduate Breanna Chycinski
The choice to apply to Eastern Kentucky University’s Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program was an easy one. When researching and reviewing this program’s curriculum, I knew it would be a good fit for me.
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EKU Online graduate Emma McClellan
Occupational therapy is Emma McClellan’s second career. She originally went to art school and worked in metal shops and bronze foundries. When two coworkers each lost a finger, she found herself interested in their exercises and the difference their OT made for them. “I watched them go from despair to feeling like they got their...
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