Lyndsey Horn chosen as 2021 EKU College of Education Outstanding Senior
Lyndsey Horn is the 2021 EKU College of Education Outstanding Senior. Lyndsey is a communication sciences and disorders major from Inez, Kentucky in Martin County. After graduation, she plans to continue her education in EKU’s speech pathology graduate program. In the future, she hopes to open a private speech-language pathology practice in eastern Kentucky to serve a region that lacks these services. “I am from Appalachia and I hope to go back there to serve the communities that served me,” noted Lyndsey.
The path to speech-pathology had a few twists for Lyndsey. She loved science but couldn’t find a major that interested her that didn’t end up in the medical field. “Blood and needles make me super queasy!” she said. She kept researching careers and during her senior year of high school, she discovered speech pathology. “Who knew I’d end up in the medical field after all?” Lyndsey said.
Lyndsey chose EKU because it offers one of the few accredited programs for her major in Kentucky. And her parents, James (Jimmy) and Mary Lynn Horn, are both EKU alumni. “My parents would always bring me to homecoming and those trips made me fall in love with the campus. I always said EKU was my dream school,” noted Lyndsey. Her parents were also active in Baptist Student Union, and she followed in their footsteps, joining the same organization now called the Baptist Campus Ministry. She has been very involved in the organization during her time at EKU as a leader and organizer of their monthly comedy show. Her faith is very important to her and she plans to intern with the BCM as a graduate student.
She also serves as secretary for National Society of Collegiate Scholars and is the chair of the Active Minds group in that organization. Active Minds focuses on opening up the conversation about mental health and change how mental health is talked about, cared for, and valued in the United States.
Lyndsey’s parents are a constant source of inspiration in her life. “They have always been very supportive of my passions and have sacrificed so much to help me succeed. My parents are my biggest cheerleaders when I’ve been standing on mountaintops and they have been my biggest encouragers when I’ve been standing in the valleys. I don’t know where I would be without their love and support.”
Lyndsey has also been inspired in her future career by her EKU professors. “They have helped me to develop a real passion for speech-pathology. They have invested a lot of time in me and my fellow classmates to become the best clinicians possible.”
To learn more about EKU's speech pathology undergraduate and graduate degree, visit the Deparment of Communication Sciences and Disorders website https://cd.eku.edu/
Published on March 22, 2021