Brown Fellows program announces 10 new fellows at UofL
Ten outstanding students will join the University of Louisville this fall as part of the Brown Fellows Program.
The students, in addition to 10 others who will complete the program at Centre College in Danville, were introduced at an event Friday at the Kentucky Derby Museum.
The Brown Fellows Program is a premier scholarship and educational enrichment program for high-achieving students established in 2009 by the James Graham Brown Foundation.
Participants in the Brown Fellows Program will receive an enhanced academic experience consisting of individual study, field-based experiential learning and community service. Each student will work with an on-campus program mentor to develop individual leadership projects. These projects will incorporate the fellows’ academic and research interests and will span their college careers.
Alex Rankin, chief executive officer and chairman of the James Graham Brown Foundation, said the goal of the program is to attract leaders to leading institutions to drive excellence in education and in the community.
"We hope that in 10 years there is a Brown Fellows reunion meeting in this room where people are sharing their successes they've had since they graduated college," he said.
The UofL students will attend the university on "full-ride-plus" scholarships that cover the cost of tuition, room and board as well as funding four summer enrichment programs.
The group's first summer enrichment trip begins July 31 with a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia.
UofL president James Ramsey welcomed the students from both Centre and UofL to Louisville. He said both universities looked forward to working with the new group of Brown Fellows.
He said the program will enrich each student's college experience.
"What this program offers you is educational experiences that far exceed the classroom," Ramsey said. "It will give you the opportunity to take what you learn in the classroom and to apply it in the community… to have cultural experiences, travel experiences and social experiences outside the classroom to enhance your education."
The recipients were chosen following an extensive recruitment and evaluation process that included daylong interviews with the university and Brown Foundation representatives.
The 10 new students enrolled in the program at UofL are:
Kristen Connors of Louisville. Connors, a graduate of duPont Manual High School, will major in Spanish and biology.
Jared Dabbs of La Grange. Dabbs, a graduate of Oldham County High School, is a pre-med student majoring in biology.
Taylor Forns of Louisville. Forns, a graduate of St. Xavier High School, will major in biology and Spanish. He has also been accepted into the university's Guaranteed Entrance to Medical School program.
Allison Hebert of Louisville. Hebert, a graduate of Ballard High School, will major in business.
Brittany Hubert of Smithton, Ill. Hubert, a graduate of Freeburg High School, will major in biology with a focus on molecular biology.
Michael Keller of Harrodsburg. A graduate of Mercer County High School, Keller will major in mechanical engineering.
Casey Malloy of Hopkinsville. Malloy, a graduate of Hopkinsville High School, will major in history and Spanish.
Carmen Mitchell of Louisville. Mitchell, a graduate of duPont Manual High School, will major in psychology.
Ryan Moran of Alexandria. Moran, a graduate of Campbell County High School, will major in business.
Johanna Yun of Elizabethtown. Yun, a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy, will major in biology.