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Two NKU students awarded adult national honor society scholarships, only ones in Greater Cincinnati

Two Northern Kentucky University students are the recipients of a scholarship award by Alpha Sigma Lambda, an adult national honor society organization. Anna Dailey and Asia Whitmore are the recipients of a $2,500 scholarship from Alpha Sigma Lambda. No other students in Kentucky or the Greater Cincinnati area were selected. “I was beyond thrilled to hear I had won this scholarship,” Whitmore,...

Former Boone Co. teacher Jennifer Inman to lead Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission

The Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission (KFEC) has named Jennifer Inman as its new executive director. Inman will lead the commission and its efforts to improve the financial literacy and financial education of all Kentuckians. Jennifer Inman “Jennifer brings a wealth of experience to this role. She has taught financial education to high schoolers and worked in both the finance and non-profit...

Top 30 Kentucky counties with the most college graduates; Campbell #3, Kenton #6, Boone #8

Stacker newswire The American philosopher and psychologist John Dewey once said, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” Dewey advocated for an educational paradigm called pragmatism, which stresses the importance of learning academic concepts by experiencing them firsthand, instead of through lecture and repetition in a classroom. While the philosophy is used by many...

Keith Ritchie named NKY outreach counselor for Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority

Keith Ritchie has joined the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority as the outreach counselor for Northern Kentucky. Ritchie will provide student aid and college planning information to residents of Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties. “Education can open doors like nothing else. Whether it be traditional college, technical school, or vocational training, I’m here to help students realize...

Kenton Co. Public Library reminding NKY residents to celebrate Summer Reading though August 31

The Kenton County Public Library is the only library in the area that offers Summer Reading through the end of August. Participants do not need to live in Kenton County to participate. Residents of Campbell, Boone and Hamilton Counties are encouraged to track their daily reading with KCPL for a chance to win gift cards, T-shirts and more. Everyone can create a habit of reading this summer with help...

NKU Chase College of Law student, Eric Rodenberg, named to Graduate Fellows Program in state capitol

A student from Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P. Chase College of Law has gained a front-row seat to legislative action at the Kentucky State Capitol through his participation in a graduate fellowship. Covington native Eric Rodenberg began work this summer in the Legislative Research Commission (LRC) Graduate Fellows Program. The program gives select graduate fellows a chance to work with...

NKU among nine KY colleges working to close equity gaps, increase graduation through CPE initiative

Nine Kentucky colleges and universities have identified strategies to increase degree completion rates and close equity gaps with the help of the Kentucky Student Success Collaborative, an initiative of the Council on Postsecondary Education. The collaborative led both two-year and four-year institutions through an assessment process to identify areas of improvement as part of the Jobs for the Future...

UK College of Medicine at NKU welcomes its fourth class of medical students with white coat ceremony

By Audrey Kirby O’Gara UK College of Medicine Jade Nicely has a passion for scientific discovery and loves working with people. The natural convergence of these two interests was training to become a physician. It’s a career that will allow her to work with patients every day and help improve their health. She begins the journey as a first-year medical student at the University of Kentucky...

Two NKY teachers — from Highlands, Newport — among semi-finalists for ’23 KY Teacher of the Year

Eleven outstanding teachers from across the state are semifinalists for the 2023 Kentucky Teacher of the Year award, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and Valvoline Inc. announced Monday. The teachers are in the running to be named as elementary, middle, and high school Teacher of the Year, one of whom will be named the overall 2023 Kentucky Teacher of the Year. Winners will be announced...

Easterseals of Greater Cincinnati, Redwood becomes Easterseals Redwood effective today

Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati and Redwood will be combining agencies on August 1. The new entity, Easterseals Redwood (ESRW), will meet the needs of the growing number of individuals with disabilities, veterans, and individuals facing economic challenges in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. “Easterseals and Redwood have been working tirelessly with our boards to ensure that this...

Ryan Goss named director of Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Economic Education

Northern Kentucky University has announced Ryan Goss as the new director of its Center for Economic Education (CEE). Goss will assume the role on August 1, leading NKU’s center that increases resources to help K-12 students and local educators learn about economics and personal finance. Goss brings extensive experience with teaching and leading economic and financial literacy efforts. He has developed...

Life Learning Center’s Alecia Webb-Edgington named Kenton County Pioneer Award honoree

Kenton County has recognized 2022 Pioneer Award honoree Alecia Webb-Edgington for her contributions to the community. Alecia Webb-Edgington is resident and Chief Executive Officer of Life Learning Center, Inc. Through her leadership, the Life Learning Center earned national recognition for its program model, which offers transformational solutions for jobseekers with a history of incarceration and/or...

Fifth annual Reagan Institute Summit on Education featured Lt. Governor Coleman among speakers

Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman spoke at the fifth annual Reagan Institute Summit on Education (RISE) at the Ronald Reagan Institute and conference center in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. “I am excited to join fellow Kentuckians, Dr. Aaron Thompson. and Dr. Jason Glass, as we participate in RISE,” said Lt. Gov. Coleman about the event. RISE featured seven sitting governors from both sides of the aisle...

NKU distinguished as one of ‘most innovative’ universities in the world, ranking 78th on top 100 list

Northern Kentucky University is among one of the most innovative universities in the world, according to a new report by World’s Universities with Real Impact (WURI.) WURI’s study ranks NKU 78th in the Global Top 100 Innovative Universities rankings. NKU is the 28th university listed from the United States, higher than any school in the Greater Cincinnati region or in the Commonwealth of Kentucky....