Qun ZhangThe School of Human Environmental Sciences (HES) would like to recognize Allison Goderwis and Qun Zhang for being chosen as the two recipients for the Alice P. Killpatrick Fellowship for the fall 2017 semester. The Killpatrick Fellowship awards $2,500 per semester for up to four semesters to full-time graduate students who exhibit academic excellence, professionalism, leadership skills, and have an approved thesis or dissertation research plan.

Qun Zhang is working towards a Ph.D. in Family Sciences. Her former experience has included volunteering at God's Pantry in Lexington, editing blogs for the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, and leading orientation for teaching assistants at the University of Kentucky Graduate School. In 2016, she was named the HES Graduate Student of Distinction. She recently accepted the Student Scholarship Award from the American Council on Consumer Interests. Zhang plans to use the Killpatrick Fellowship to continue her research of household debt management and financial security. She hopes to bridge the gap between research and real-world application by helping people of all ages and backgrounds minimize the burden of debt.

Allison GoderwisAllison Goderwis is pursuing a Master of Science in Family Sciences. She has been heavily involved in serving at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge and was recently elected by her peers to serve as the president of the Student Association of Couple and Family Therapists. Goderwis plans on using the Killpatrick Fellowship to develop her research thesis on stigmatization and discrimination that may be directed towards female patients in the healthcare setting. She aims to inform healthcare professionals of this possible pitfall to ensure better service to every patient.

For more information about the Alice P. Killpatrick Fellowship, please visit: https://hes.ca.uky.edu/content/killpatrick

Author: Katherine Dale
Terms: HES