Alumni Success Stories

Kimberly Bartley

Kimberly Bartley

Kimberly Bartley graduated from LWC in 1990. After a rewarding career in mental health and social work, she earned a Master's degree in exceptional education from Western Kentucky University. Kimberly teaches in her hometown of Tompkinsville, Kentucky, where she resides with her family. She has a passion for writing and is a two-time participant in WKU's Writing Project Summer Institute. Kimberly has published two novels and a trilogy of children's stories. Her books may be found on Kimberly R. Bartley.

Dr. Brad Bilbro

Dr. Brad Bilbro

Dr. Brad Bilbro graduated from LWC in 2011. He continued on to medical school, receiving his DO from the University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in May 2016. He is currently completing a PGY2 in a Family Medicine residency.

Lori Eberenz

Lori Riddle Eberenz

Lori Riddle Eberenz graduated from LWC in 2002 and received her Master's in Journalism-Strategic Communication from the University of Missouri. Lori is currently the Senior Manager of Public Affairs for KFC. She was recognized as the LWC 2017 Outstanding Young Alumna of the year.

Justin Givens

Dr. Justin Givens

Dr. Justin Givens graduated LWC in 2013 before graduating from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in May 2017. He is currently a PGY1 in the orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Louisville.

April Richardson Hatcher

Dr. April Richardson-Hatcher

Dr. April Richardson-Hatcher graduated from LWC in 2002. In 2008 she was hired on as an assistant professor in the Anatomy and Neurobiology Department at the University of Kentucky, She earned her Ph.D. in Anatomy and Neurobiology from the University of Kentucky in 2009.

Dr. John Brown

Dr. John Brown

Dr. John Brown received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from LWC in 2013. He continued on to receive a Master of Business Administration from University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics and his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, both in 2017. Dr. Brown is currently a Post-Graduate Year One (PGY1) Managed Care Pharmacy Resident for Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) in conjunction with the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy.

Chris Innes

Chris Innes

Chris Innes graduated from LWC in 2005. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer for SteelHouse, Inc. in Los Angeles, CA. SteelHouse is a data-driven marketing technology company and has become the fastest growing online marketing services company in the country since it's launching in 2010. They have won numerous awards in technology and innovation. Check out their website:

Casey Mcgowan

Casey McGowan

Casey McGowan graduated from LWC in 2014. She earned a Juris Doctor (JD) degree with honors from Emory University School of Law, May 8, 2017. She began a two-year term as a staff attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

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Lorran Hart Ferguson

Lorran Hart Ferguson graduated in 2014 from LWC. She went on to graduate from the University of Kentucky College of Law in May of 2017. She served as the Executive Editor of the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture and Natural Resources Law. She currently serves as Director of Communications for the Kentucky State Treasurers Office.