– Kathy Amburgey of Amherst, Va., received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Liberty University May 19. She was graduated cum laude and was one of five students selected for Nursing Student of the Year. She is the wife of Steve Amburgey and the mother of Tyler, Tanner and Turner Amburgey. She is the daughter of Jack and Terriena Sparks of Whitesburg, and the granddaughter of Esther Sparks and the late Sylvester Sparks, and Otis and Edith Adams. She is a 1990 graduate of Whitesburg High School and is employed at Lynchburg General Hospital in Lynchburg, Va.