Alicia Gail Cook will be honored as the Outstanding Friend of Jenkins at the Jenkins Homecoming Days Festival scheduled for August 23-25.
Mrs. Cook attended Whitco Grade School, Whitesburg Grade School, and Whitesburg High School. She is a graduate of Berea College where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in the nursing program in 1979. She received a Master’s Degree of Science in nursing as a gerontological clinical nurse specialist in 1989, and completed the postmaster’s certificate program as a family nursing practitioner at the University of Kentucky in 1996.
In addition to caring for patients at Jenkins ARH Family Care, she is a licensed diabetic educator, examines victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, and has cared for inmates at the Letcher County Jail one day a week since 2006.
Mrs. Cook is a member and music leader at Colson Baptist Church, a member of Letcher County Domestic Violence Multi discipline Committee, and is the secretary and a past president of Whitesburg Lions Club.
She is married to Wendell Lewis Cook and has two children, Brian Archelaus
Cook and Amy Elizabeth Cook-Combs, and six grandchildren, Gabby Cook, Peyton Combs, Katie Combs, Luke Cook, Gracie Cook and Eli Combs.