Katelyn Eubank, Djidjoho Gnonhossow, Kelci Mchugh, and Jakub Mikuska

Katelyn Eubank, Djidjoho Gnonhossow, Kelci McHugh, and Jakub Mikuska

The School of Human Environmental Sciences recently selected four new recipients of the Alice P. Killpatrick Fellowship. The recipients were selected based on their leadership experience, related achievements, academic excellence, financial need and research. Each received a $2,500 stipend for the spring semester.

Jakub Mikuska is pursuing a Ph.D. in Family Sciences. Mikuska has served in several volunteer leadership roles, including leading a YMCA youth choir for six years during his undergraduate and graduate career in Slovakia. He also completed an internship at the Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center in Slovakia where he gained experience interacting with patients and their families. As a University of Kentucky student, Mikuska has delivered talks on his published research and taught two undergraduate courses in the Department of Family Sciences. Receiving the Killpatrick Fellowship will allow him to continue to research proposed predictors of internet addiction and possible methods of treatment.

Katelyn Eubank is completing her Master of Science in Retailing and Tourism Management. During her undergraduate career, she was selected to participate in the Disney College Program and has most recently served as the co-chair of the Retailing and Tourism Management Graduate Student Committee. She has also served as a teaching assistant for multiple professors in the Department of Retail and Tourism Management, as well as a research assistant. Eubank has an interest in textiles laboratory work and she will use this fellowship to fund lab tests conducted on various sustainable fibers.

Kelci McHugh is pursuing a Master of Science in Dietetics and Human Nutrition. McHugh is a current and active member of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association. In 2017, she received the Outstanding Dietetic Student Award from the Bluegrass Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. McHugh is grateful to receive the Killpatrick Fellowship because it will allow her to take the registered dietitian exam and fund thesis research as she completes her required dietetic internship.

Djidjoho Akloubou Gnonhossou is working towards a Ph.D. in Family Sciences. She has been a member of the National Council of Family Relations (NCFR) since 2003 and presented a paper at the NCFR National Conference in Florida this past November. Gnonhossou also received the University of Kentucky’s Lyman T. Johnson Award from 2012-2015. The Killpatrick Fellowship will provide the means for her to complete a dissertation about the emerging field of marriage mediation.

In addition to the four new recipients, two Fellowship renewals were also recently announced. Lindsey Goderwis, master’s student in Family Sciences and Qun Zhang, doctoral student, were named Killpatrick Fellows in fall 2017 and were awarded renewals for the 2018 spring semester.

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

Author: Katherine Dale
Terms: HES