Tyrone Atkinson

Program Coordinator for Military Programs

tcatki2@email.uky.edu
Phone (859) 218-1546
Fax (859) 257-3095

Family and Consumer Sciences Extension
246 Scovell Hall
115 Huguelet Drive Lexington KY 40546-0064

Professional Profile

Tyrone Atkinson serves as the Military Program Coordinator for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from the University of Kentucky. He began his work with military families in 2009.  His main role is to enhance family life and wellbeing through High Adventure Camps that generate support networks for military families and lifelong bonding experiences. His focus is helping families create and strengthen bonds that exist within the family structure and equipping them with skills to nurture and expand those bonds.

Being a part of FCS Extension since 2007, he has established and maintained networks of people who love to support families!  He enjoys community outreach and being able to facilitate face to face programming with various audiences that build strong families.  His personal goals are to positively impact others through servant leadership, and to continuously be a light to his family. Working in Extension has given him the ability to cultivate all these things and he will continue to share his passion, goals and experiences with his clientele and colleagues.

Extension Emphases

  • Military Family Programs and Camps
  • Grant Coordination
  • At- Risk Audiences
  • Youth Development

Education

B.S. University of Kentucky Family and Consumer Sciences