Sandra Graves and Kathryn Cohan

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Sandra is a retired professor emeritus from the University of Louisville where she started the first master’s degree in art therapy in 1969. Her doctorate was in behavioral medicine, an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in psychiatry and psychology, also from the University of Louisville.   

When she retired in 1998 she was given The Outstanding Alumni award. Sandra has served her community in so many ways as well as being on and President of national boards. Her current chair is with The Expressive Media, Inc. After leaving the university, Sandra and her husband and two girls moved to Oldham County where she became active in the Arts, helping found the Arts Association of Oldham County and was its President for several terms.  Sandra was also a Rotarian and Chair of Teen Court. She owned and operated two counseling agencies and was a foster care agency provider.

She is the author of two textbooks and was a regular for four years on WAVE Country television.

Sandra has loved Lagrange, laughed as Snow Queen at Light Up and was the wicked witch the year the Oldham County Chamber celebrated The Wizard of Oz.  She has four children and seven grandchildren whom she adores.

Kathryn Cohan is the youngest of Sandra’s children and the mother of two of her grandchildren.  Kathryn is a graduate of South Oldham High School where she was a member of Beta Club and played both soccer and basketball, on the winning state championship soccer team. She received her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and her Masters in Teaching from The University of Louisville.  She was honored in graduate school as the Outstanding Student Teacher. During the past five years, she has been the fifth-grade math and science teacher at Holy Trinity School in St. Mathews.  She also tutors students in all grades, helps create props for the Holy Trinity musical and teaches a portrait drawing and Zumba class. She is currently on the committee to rewrite math standards for the Archdiocese of Louisville.  Kathryn was recently published in a national education journal regarding math curricula.

Sandra states, “I chose this charity to honor what is best about our country and in memory of my father Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Roy Graves who is honorably buried in Arlington National Cemetery.”

Both Sandra and Kathryn love to laugh and invite you to join them in their GENERATIONS dance routine!