Varied Experiences Propel Award-Winner

Julia Barney at December 2016 CBT Convocation Ceremonies

It was the day after her oldest sister’s wedding. Julia Niemann Barney was packing her Ford Focus, leaving barely enough room for herself, about to embark on a two-hour drive from Oldham County to Eastern Kentucky University and her freshman year.

“Sitting there,” Barney recalled, “I thought to myself, that is my family inside that house, people that love me and care for me, people that I was about to move away from for the next several years. I was excited, nervous and sad, all at once.”

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Published on May 11, 2017