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Behind the Blue: What to Expect for New UK Families

LEXINGTON, Ky., (Aug. 17, 2016) — For many families, the transition of a child from high school to college brings with it an array of excitement, nervousness and emotion that they’ve seldom had to experience up to that point.

This is the first of a two-part series on "Behind the Blue" that will take a look at the college transition for both students and families. In this podcast, Nancy Stephens, from UK's New Student and Family Programs, discusses academic success, personal growth, and an abundance of tissues as families see their children step into a whole new world.

Become a subscriber to receive new episodes of “Behind the Blue” each week. UK’s latest medical breakthroughs, research, artists and writers will be featured, along with the most important news impacting the university.

If you have questions or comments about this or any other episode of "Behind the Blue," email us at, or Tweet your question with #BehindTheBlue.

Click here for "Behind the Blue" on iTunes.


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