Cousins Christie Blair and Joseph Banks were graduated from Eastern Kentucky University this spring. Both are graduates of Whitesburg High School. Blair received a bachelor of science in nursing degree, and will begin her career at the University of Tennessee Medical Center this summer. Banks earned a master of science in nursing degree. He had received his bachelor of science in nursing degree from EKU in 2003. He is employed by Pikeville Medical Center and plans to work as a family nurse practitioner in Letcher or Pike County is the fall.