McConnell Scholars graduate with top arts and science, business awards

(May 6, 2010) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - McConnell Scholars Robert Works and Anna Ramsay were named "outstanding graduates" of the college of arts and sciences and college of business, respectively.

The two will carry school banners at the upcoming May 8 UofL commencement ceremonies in Freedom Hall. Both scholars have a high record of scholarship, leadership, and service.

Robert Works, College of Arts and Sciences

Works graduates with a double major in political science and Spanish. He studied at Oxford University's Exeter College. He also received the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, which will support a year of research and study at Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City.

On campus, Works was heavily involved with the Student Government Association and was president of Rotaract. His activities extended to the Louisville community where he gave hundreds of hours of his time to charitable organizations.

Anna Ramsay, College of Business

Ramsay graduates with a major in finance and a minor in political science.

Her academic success is matched by a strong service record that includes being president of the College of Business Student Council, participating in the Finance Club, holding several posts in the Student Government Association and serving her sorority as community service chair and as treasurer.

Her nominators said she exemplifies the well-rounded business graduate who not only excels in the classroom, but also demonstrates her mastery of business skills to help the campus and outreach organizations with which she's involved.

Excerpted from UofL Today