Kentucky Private College Alumni: Prepared

The 20 alumni profiled here are just a small sample of the more than 100,000 alumni of Kentucky’s private colleges who live in Kentucky.

We could have focused on some of our most well-known alumni: Nobel Prize winners (there are 2), CEOs, legislators, and so on. Instead, we’ve chosen to highlight one recent graduate from each college who has thrived during the sluggish recent economy and is prepared to make an impact in the Commonwealth for many years to come.

These graduates were prepared with educations grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. They were prepared through strong academics, involved faculty mentors, experiential learning and research opportunities, internships, service, and career counseling.

Read their stories to see how Kentucky’s private colleges prepared these graduates…for careers, for life, for Kentucky.

Anthony Yonts, DO – Alice Lloyd College (’99), Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (DO ’03)
Physician and Co-Owner, Quantum Healthcare, Hazard

Jeremy Corbett, MD – Asbury University (’01)
Chief Medical Director, Kentucky Spirit Health Plan, Lexington

Alli Truttmann – Bellarmine University (’06, CPT ’09)
President and CEO, Wicked Sheets (

Nathan Hall – Berea College (’09)
Founder and President, East Kentucky Biodiesel

Francisco Murrieta – Brescia University (’05, MS ’08)
Assistant Investment Officer, Independence Bank, Owensboro)

DeMarcus Compton – Campbellsville University (’09, MA ’12)
Middle School Language Arts and Special Education Teacher, Elizabethtown

L. Kevin Chapman, Ph.D. – Centre College (’00)
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology & Director, Center for Mental Health Disparities, University of Louisville

Jason Baird – Georgetown College (’00)
Lobbyist, Baird Government Solutions, Frankfort

Rachel Lorenz – Kentucky Christian University (’11)
Labor and Delivery Nurse, Harrison Memorial Hospital, Cynthiana

Morgan Pierstorff – Kentucky Wesleyan College (’10)
Legislative Liaison, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Frankfort

Ashley Schaffner – Lindsey Wilson College (’07)
Director of Communications, Louisville Seminary

Teresa Cantrell – Mid-Continent University
Mayor of Mayfield

Laura Mitchell – Midway College (’12)
Research Assistant, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Catie Breeze – St. Catharine College (’09)
Vascular Sonographer, Baptist Hospital East, Louisville

Rochelle Armstrong – Spalding University (’12, Current Graduate Student)
Front Line Leader, Humana, Louisville

Megan Markgraf – Thomas More College (’11)
Bilingual Facility Account Specialist, Omnicare, Covington

Bianca Spriggs – Transylvania University (’03)
Multidisciplinary Artist and Doctoral Student, Lexington

Kristal Doolin – Union College (’96, MA ’03)
2013 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, Middle School Language Arts Teacher, Corbin

Jared Tackett – University of the Cumberlands (’06)
Design Associate/Project Manager, Richardson Associates Architects, Whitesburg/Jenkins

Sammie S. Gibson, DO – University of Pikeville (’97, DO ’03)
Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Prestonsburg


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