For Drew McDonald, Northern Kentucky University’s Department of Athletics is a family tradition. His mother, Christie, played Norse basketball; his father, Jeff, played tennis; and his uncle, Bill Aker, was NKU’s celebrated baseball coach between 1971-2000.
After 13 years of working in direct patient care at The Christ Hospital, Kelly Spradling returned to Northern Kentucky University to get her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing degree in NKU's ABSN program.
“UCAP saved my life.” Kiyara “Kiki” Robinson delivers this statement with a laugh, but she’s serious about the impact Northern Kentucky University’s University Connect and Persist (UCAP) program has had on her educational experience.
Denise Devlin (BFA ’07) has traveled to more than 50 countries and 30 states thanks to her successful career in musical theatre. But some of her most meaningful artistic experiences happened while she was a student at Northern Kentucky University.
Katie Sawvell, a biological sciences major with minors in chemistry and neuroscience, is a first-generation student at Northern Kentucky University.
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