Mr. and Ms. Cardinal embody spirit of service

By Brad Knoop

Chris Tipton and Masden Griffiths have been named Mr. and Ms. Cardinal 2019.
Chris Tipton and Masden Griffiths have been named Mr. and Ms. Cardinal 2019.


Tipton is a senior biology and psychology major from Louisville who is involved in the Student Government Association, raiseRED and REACH. He will attend medical school at UofL in the fall. He plans to stay in Louisville and open free clinics to help those who are less fortunate. 

“I was raised in a Louisville environment. I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else,” Tipton said. “Nothing has brought me more pride than being a Louisville Cardinal.”

Griffiths is a senior sport administration major from Greensburg, Kentucky. She serves as a student ambassador, has worked four years in the UofL Football office and has performed community service for raiseRED, the Lord’s Kitchen and the American Cancer Society.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to be a tour guide for the past two years, so I get to sell this place every single day … I tell them Louisville is a place where everyone feels like they have a place,” Griffiths said. 

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