The School of Human Environmental Sciences awarded the Alice P. Killpatrick Fellowship to two outstanding graduate students during the 2014-2015 academic year. The fellowships were made possible by an endowment created through a gift from the estate of Mrs. Killpatrick. Killpatrick graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1938 with a degree in home economics. Her career spanned from 1938 until 1971 and included positions as a home economist with the Farmers Home Administration and as a county Extension agent for home economics. Killpatrick was the first home economics Extension agent in Meade County, and later transferred to Montgomery County, a position she held for 18 years. After retirement, she continued as an active community leader in Montgomery County and was inducted into the School of Human Environmental Sciences Hall of Fame in 2006.
Recipients for 2014-15:

Dr. Sandra Bastin and Luisyana Gamboa

  • Luisyana Gamboa is a third semester student in Hospitality and Dietetics Administration master’s program. Born in California, she grew up in Mexico and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition at University Anahuac Mayab. Her graduate research is focused on the Hispanic community in Kentucky and improving quality of life through nutrition.

 Kim Henken and Laura Frey

  • Laura Frey completed her doctoral degree in Family Sciences. Her dissertation examined suicide stigma and family interactions following an individual’s suicide attempt. She received the National Council on Family Relations Student Award and Outstanding Graduate Paper Award, the Morton M. Silverman Student Award from the American Association of Suicidology and an Active Minds Emerging Scholars Fellowship supported by the Scattergood Foundation for Behavioral Health. She was a second year recipient of the Alice P. Killpatrick Fellowship.

Congratulations to both Luisyana Gamboa and Dr. Laura Frey!