2023 Homecoming Alumni Award Recipient

Dr. Hannah Hayduk ’15 Morales

Dr. Hannah Hayduk '15 Morales - Outstanding Young Alumna

Hannah Hayduk ’15 Morales came to LWC from her hometown, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, to participate in the cycling program. A psychophysiology major, Morales had little time to spare as she juggled schoolwork and practice as a competitive athlete. A model student, Morales excelled in her courses and was a leader on campus. She tutored her classmates as a peer mentor and taught a GED program for Spanish-speaking adults. She was also named a returning John B. Begley Scholar, which is the college's most prestigious scholarship.

Morales’s steadfast discipline as an undergrad was motivated by her long-held ambition of becoming a doctor. In addition to her academic and athletic endeavors, Morales worked as a certified EMT at the Adair County and Green County EMS. She could often be seen monitoring the sidelines at LWC football games. Even when she was critically injured in two separate cycling accidents, Morales persevered and continued toward her goal of becoming a physician.

Today, Morales holds a medical degree from the University of Pikeville’s Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is currently a resident physician at the Texas Institute for Graduate Medical Education's Laredo Family Medicine Program in Laredo, Texas. Morales is married to Fabricio Morales. She remains involved as a certified EMT and serves locally with the Laredo EMS. Her plans are to return to southcentral Kentucky and provide support to the LWC cycling program. She also hopes to mentor Lindsey Wilson pre-med students.

Awards will be presented at the
2023 National Alumni Association Awards Celebration,
11 a.m. CT, Saturday, Sept. 30 in the Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center.