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Baughman visiting fellow and Vietnam veteran Marj Graves to discuss the effects of PTSD on veterans

Posted on Friday, November 04, 2016 [3:24 PM]

By Mariah Stearns, News from Lindsey Wilson College

Columbia, Ky. -- Area residents will have an opportunity to learn about the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on veterans.

Marj Graves, a former United States Army Nurse Corps Captain during the Vietnam War, will give the keynote address of this year's Dr. Henry Baughman Visiting Fellows Program Lecture Series. She will speak at 9:30 a.m. CT  Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the Dr. Robert and Carol Goodin Nursing & Counseling Center, Room 203/204, 402 Helen Flatt Drive. The talk is free and open to the public.

Graves was Kentucky's Vietnam veteran in USA Today's 2012 Veterans' Day issue and has also been featured in numerous articles in The Courier-Journal.  She is the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution Distinguished Citizen Medal  and has been inducted into the Fern Creek High School Hall of Fame.  She has dedicated her life  to the healing of unseen battle wounds.

The 2016 Baughman Lecture Series will focus on the theme Healing the Healer. Graves will speak to her experience with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a Vietnam veteran.  Her PTSD experience stemmed from her practice as a nurse during the Vietnam War.     

The Baughman Visiting Fellows Program annually invites a scholar in the field of health, safety and wellness to give a public talk and meet with LWC students. Modeled on the prestigious Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program, the Baughman Visiting Fellows Program enlightens area residents and LWC students about critical life issues.

The program is named in honor of  Henry Baughman, a retired Western Kentucky University professor who taught health and safety. Baughman is a legend among Kentucky emergency medical technologists. He helped start WKU's emergency medical technologist/training program, and he also shaped some of Kentucky's regulations for emergency technologists.

Baughman is also a hall of fame tennis player. He has been an active tennis player for more than 60 years, and he is a member of the Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame. LWC's tennis center is named in his honor.

For more information about the Baughman Visiting Fellows Program, contact the LWC Office of Academic Affairs at or (270) 384-8030.

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