Alumni Spotlight

Donald “Robby” Gulick '15

Robby GulickRobby Gulick is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a graduate from the University of Louisville’s Kent School of Social Work. He received his Masters of Science in Social Work from the Kent School in 2015. Robby was elected as the President of the Kent School Alumni Council in the summer of 2018 after serving as the Council’s Vice President during the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

While pursuing his graduate degree Robby completed practicum placements at the Family Scholar House and West End School. Since his graduation from the Kent School he has worked at the Mayor’s SummerWorks Program and Home of the Innocents, where he still works today as a Clinical Specialist for their Therapeutic Loving Foster Care Program and a Parenting Class Facilitator for the Home’s Nurturing Parenting Program. Robby was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and returned to Louisville in 2010 after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology. Robby is proud to report that during his time at Pitt he remained an unapologetic Louisville Cardinals fan, cheering them on to victory against the Panthers on many occasion from the stands in Pittsburgh.

Today, Robby lives in the Highlands Neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky with his Fiancée Demi and dog Frankie Mahmoud. In his free time he enjoys attending Cardinal’s sporting events, attending live music events in and outside of the city, and exercising and spending time in nature. Robby hopes to continue supporting the University of Louisville and the surrounding community through volunteer work long after his term as Council President expires.

 

 


Alumni Scholarship Donors and Recipients Meet

 

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Alumni scholarship donor Ed Wunsch, Class of 1967 and Recipient Katie Cameron Kent School MSSW/PhD 


The Ed Wunsch Scholars Fund goes to benefit one student annually who prefers working with the elderly population either through practicum placement, enrollment in the Gerontology Specialization or field research.  Ed and Katie met on September 13th at a scholarship donor and recipient lunch.  Katie Cameron, a Kent School MSSW/PhD student is the first recipient of the Ed Wunsch Scholars Fund.

Katie is engaged in practicum at the Family Community Clinic and does research at the Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging. She was born and raised in a small town near Toronto, Canada and came to Louisville specifically for the Kent School’s social work program. Katie is in her third year of graduate studies at Kent and is interested in research as it pertains to our healthcare system. 

Alumni scholarship donor Ed Wunsch, Class of 1967, has his own private practice. Edward C. Wunsch & Associates, provides resources to the aging community including nursing home placement, counseling and Medicare/Medicaid. Ed is known to have spearheaded social work programs for 30 years in several Louisville hospitals starting in the late 1960’s. He also established one of the first programs of gerontology in the Louisville area. 

The University of Louisville’s Development Department hosted the meet and greet to give the donor and recipient the opportunity to meet in person and connect with each another. 

 

 


 

 

Alumni scholarship donor Sheela Stevens, Class of 1989 and Recipient Patsy Tivett Kent School Senior BSW


The Stevens scholarship is available to BSW or MSSW students interested in gerontology. Sheela Stevens and Patsy Tivett met on Thursday 9/13 at the Old Spaghetti Factory. Patsy Tivett is a Senior BSW student and is the second recipient of the Sheela Stevens Scholarship in Gerontology. She is completing her practicum at Elderserve and is interested in continuing her education in completing a Masters degree.

Sheela Stevens, donor to the Sheela Stevens Scholarship, received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from UL in 85, and her Masters in Social Work from the Kent School in 1989. She now works for Atria Senior Living.

The University of Louisville’s Development Department hosted the donor scholar meet and greet to give the donors and scholarship recipients the opportunity to meet in person and connect with each another. 



 

Alumni scholarship donors Joe and Carolyn Brown, and Recipient Julia Lehr Kent School MSSW/CFT 

Julia Lehr, a MSSW student in the Couples and Family Therapy Specialization, is the recipient of the Joe H. and Carolyn S. Brown Endowed Scholarship. Julia is in her second year of the program and hopes to pursue a career in wildlife therapy upon graduation. Joe Brown is a former faculty member of the Kent School.  He and his wife, Carolyn, have been long time donors and supporters of the Kent School, establishing this scholarship in 2013.  The Brown’s generosity continues as they have established another scholarship opportunity within the CFT program this year, the Family Empowerment Scholarship. Joe and Carolyn’s hope is that one day all students in the program will be able to receive scholarships to support their educational journey. 



 

 

 Alumni scholarship donors Dean Emeritus Terry and Nancy Singer, and Recipient Leone Fulkerson, Kent School MSSW

On October 24th, Dean Emeritus Terry Singer and his wife, Nancy met their scholarship recipient, Leone Fulkerson. Leone is in her final year of the MSSW program and is in the oncology specialization. Leone has had a longstanding interest in end of life care and found the oncology specialization to align well with the studies she liked to pursue. She is currently completing her practicum at the VA Hospital and is also engaged in a research project interviewing elderly in the prison system.

Terry and Nancy Singer have supported the Kent School since the mid 90’s at the onset of Terry’s term as Dean of the Kent School. During Terry’s tenure he established the only national endowed chair in oncology- The Renato LaRocca Chair in Oncology Social Work. The Singers established their scholarship in 2011 and their generosity to endow their fund has, and will continue to support Kent students interested in studying oncology at the University of Louisville.

The Singer’s remain incredible advocates, educators, and philanthropic supporters of the Kent School and the University of Louisville. Their generosity continues to be immeasurably appreciated and impactful on our students and the community.