College of Health and Human Services
Kasey Duncan is graduating with a Bachelor of Social Work degree, minors in both Social Justice and Human Services and Addictions, as well as micro-credentials in Gerontology and Forensic Social Work.
Growing up in the small town of Brookville, Indiana, Duncan witnessed the stigmas around mental health challenges and the scarcity of resources that are common in many rural towns. Because of this experience, as early as age fourteen she decided that she wanted to pursue social work to make an impact on these unmet needs in the community.
During her time at NKU, she worked with Campus Police to connect students with resources that would help them succeed. Duncan promoted inclusive excellence through working with Campus Police to create a training centered around LGBTQ+ history and how that can impact student-police relations. She was also a peer mentor for the Supported Higher Education Program and a volunteer for Fuel NKU, the university’s on-campus food bank.
Following graduation, Duncan plans to pursue her Social Work License for the state of Kentucky. She would like to continue her path in Forensic Social Work, helping police departments and community members navigate the criminal justice process, advocating for marginalized communities and promoting equality.