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Briefs: Reasoner heads NAMI, MacKay appointed, WKU students research, Terry is academy grad

Reasoner new Executive Director of NAMI

Christine Reasoner is the new Executive Director of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Northern Kentucky.

Christine Reasoner

Christine lives in Union with her husband and two children. She comes to NAMI Northern Kentucky with experiences as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. She worked primarily with children and their families with various physical and social challenges.

Christine is very enthusiastic and motivated to become part of the NAMI family, here in Northern Kentucky. She will be working hard to move the affiliate forward and become a more visible part of our community.

Christine looks forward to hearing and working with our members and the community, at whole. You may each her at 859-392-1730 or email CReasoner@naminky.org.

Governor appoints MacKay

Brock M. MacKay of Verona, a landscape architect, has been appointed by Governor Bevin to the Kentucky Board of Landscape Architects.

He will represent landscape architects and serve for a term expiring Feb. 1, 2022.

The Kentucky Board of Landscape Architects is an independent state agency whose purpose is to protect the public by administering and enforcing the statutes and regulations governing the practice of Landscape Architecture in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

WKU students from NKY to present research

Twenty-two Western Kentucky University students, including five from The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science, will present their research at the 2019 Posters-at-the-Capitol event Feb. 21 in Frankfort.

“At Western Kentucky University students have an opportunity to work alongside talented faculty in cutting-edge research, creative and scholarly endeavors,” said Dr. Cheryl Davis, Associate Provost for Research and Creative Activity. “The Posters-at-the-Capitol event provides an opportunity for WKU students to meet their state legislators, present their work in person and explain the positive impact of their research experiences to those responsible for higher education funding in Kentucky.”

The program, now in its 18th year, runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern time) with special remarks in the Capitol Rotunda at 10:45 a.m. (Eastern time).

Among the presenters are:

Gatton Academy senior Lea Mitchell of Hebron and graduate student Rachel Kaiser of Covington will present Longitudinal Study of Water Quality in Jennings Creek, Bowling Green, Kentucky: Urbanization Impacts on Karst Groundwater. Faculty Sponsors: Dr. Jason Polk, Geography & Geology; Ethan Givan, HydroAnalytical Lab; Kegan McClanahan, Geography & Geology.

Dispatcher Jill Terry graduates from academy

Jill Terry of the Campbell County Consolidated Dispatch is one of the 23 graduates of the Public Safety Dispatch Academy at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice training. She also received the outstanding portfolio award.

The students graduating from the Public Safety Dispatch Academy represent the successful completion of a highly structured and comprehensive curriculum. The five weeks of training consisted of 205 hours of academy instruction to satisfy mandated training requirements. Major training areas included identifying the role and responsibilities of the dispatcher, correct phone and radio procedures, handling emergency and non-emergency calls for service, emergency medical dispatch protocols and use of the state and national criminal databases.

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