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Whitlock interns in KY general assembly(April 16, 2014) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - McConnell Scholar Ben Whitlock completed a three-month-long student internship in Frankfort.
Haque named McConnell Center 'Debate Series Champion'(April 15, 2014) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - McConnell Scholar Arsh Haque wins annual debate series in overtime round.
Waters ('14) successfully defends honors thesis(March 28, 2014) Meghan Waters, of Campbell County, Ky., earned summa cum laude distinction by completing the project.
Imel ('14) to join Alabama's clinical geropsychology doctoral program
Five McConnell Scholars advocate for higher education(Jan. 28, 2014) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Students join the university’s inaugural class of 'Cards in Action' and meet with state officials.
Spencer ('09) named a 2014 New Leaders Council Fellow(Jan. 24, 2014) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Rudy Spencer, of Louisville, Ky., is one of 15 Kentuckians selected for the 2014 New Leaders Council fellowship.
Scholar volunteers at local food farm(Jan. 3, 2014) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – McConnell Scholar oSha Shireman ('14) sheds light on importance of Louisville's local food movement
Stewart (’15), cross country team earn conference, regional honors(Nov. 22, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Andrew Stewart ('15) and the UofL cross country team finish the season on a strong foot.
Ball ('17) attends Coca-Cola leadership summit(Nov. 15, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Freshman Jeremy Ball, a 2013 recipient of the Coca-Cola Scholarship, recently returned from a leadership summit in Atlanta, ...
Wilson ('16) founds non-profit, connects college students with neighbors in need(Nov. 12, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – McConnell Scholar Travis Wilson ('16) is the founder and president of Helping Hands Serving Hearts, Inc., a non-profit orga...
Haque ('15) named SGA student of the month(Nov. 5, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Arsh Haque, of Elizabethtown, Ky., was voted the University of Louisville's November student of the month.
Smith, Young host 'family nights' for local nursing home(Oct. 23, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Scholars organize monthly community service events.
Center establishes memorial lecture in honor of Dan Utley ('01)(Oct. 14, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Lt. Gen. Josiah Bunting, III (retired) will deliver the first Daniel H. Utley Memorial Lecture at the McConnell Center on Oc...
Open House - McConnell ScholarshipKentucky high school seniors interested in learning more about the McConnell Scholarship at the University of Louisville are welcome to attend. Online registrat...
Southard spends summer internship in McConnell’s DC office(July 24, 2013) WASHINGTON, DC - Junior McConnell Scholar Sean Southard was one of six interns chosen to serve in the Minority Leader’s Washington, DC, office...
Robinette spends 4 weeks in Brazil, witnesses widespread citizen protest(July 24, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Junior McConnell Scholar Danielle Robinette witnessed citizen protest while spending four weeks in Brazil with UofL’s Brazil...
Four McConnell Scholars complete Freshmen LEAD(July 17, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Freshman McConnell Scholars Philip Moore, Natalie Smith, Mary Elizabeth Young and Chloe Zoeller completed this year-long Unive...
Three McConnell Scholars complete Task Force Freshmen(July 17, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Freshman McConnell Scholars Travis Wilson, Kevin Grout and Victoria Allen completed a year-long leadership program at the Univ...
Zoeller to spend summer in Argentina working with non-profit(May 23, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Sophomore McConnell Scholar Chloe Zoeller will spend July in Buenos Aires, Argentina, volunteering with the Fundación Pies D...
Scholars complete 1,247 hours of community service (May 30, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Danielle Robinette, a sophomore McConnell Scholar, earns distinction with the most McConnell Center service hours completed in ...