WKU ALUMNI NEWS

WKU Fund supports student research

Thanks to the WKU Fund, students like Lynn Von Hagen were recognized for groundbreaking research projects at WKU’s 47th Annual Student Research Conference, which was sponsored by the WKU Fund. Von Hagen was one of 59 student researchers out of 400 participants who received an award.

Tori (’09) and Chris (’07) Gerbig’s Pink Lily boutique is thriving

WKU Alumni Association Members Tori (’09) and Chris (’07) Gerbig have found impressive success through their Pink Lily clothing boutique, which is one of the fastest-growing online retailers in the country.

WKU launches SpiritFunder crowdfunding platform

SpiritFunder, WKU’s very own crowdfunding platform, launched Monday (April 17). Crowdfunding is a unique tool that harnesses energy and enthusiasm and allows alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff to make a collective impact on the community.

Young Alumni Spotlight on Mario Nguyên (’12)

On his first day at Harvard Law School, Mario Nguyên (’12) of Dallas, Texas, found himself sitting next to students whose families had attended Harvard for generations and were related to prominent politicos. This experience was overwhelming for the son of an undocumented Mexican immigrant and a Vietnamese refugee. 

WKU ALUMNI IN THE NEWS 

Former Hilltopper Jabin Botsford offers view of President Trump’s first 100 days for The Washington Post

Chamber honors Vicki Fitch (’82) as Athena Award recipient; Former Hilltopper David Sears named 2017 Small Business Person of the Year

Don Gerard (’84, ’92) awarded 2017 Kentucky Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year

WKU honors Lifetime Members President Gary A. (’73, ’74) and Julie Ransdell (’75) for their contributions on The Hill

Melissa Whitley (’00) featured in Talk of the Town

Dr. Joshua Honaker (’94) talks about impact of Norton Children’s Hospital

Jeron Dunbar (’11) named Somerset High School Basketball Coach

Joseph Lyon (’07, ’10) named Relationship Manager for First Security Bank

Longtime WKU Athletic Trainer and Alumni Association Member Bill “Doc E” Edwards (’74, ’76) to retire

Michelle Clark-Heard (’90) named Assistant Coach for U23 national team

Jackie Parker (’92) named Communications Manager for Lee County (Fla.) Visitor & Convention Bureau

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WKU Fund supports student research

Thanks to the WKU Fund, students like Lynn Von Hagen were recognized for groundbreaking research projects at WKU’s 47th Annual Student Research Conference, which was sponsored by the WKU Fund.

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Tori (’09) and Chris (’07) Gerbig’s Pink Lily boutique is thriving

WKU Alumni Association Members Tori (’09) and Chris (’07) Gerbig have found impressive success through their Pink Lily clothing boutique, which is one of the fastest-growing online retailers in the country.

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