Student Spotlight: Lauren Williams

Hesitant to stay in the bluegrass state, Lauren Williams, a senior business major at UofL, chose the University of Louisville as her destination for her collegiate career.  From Larry Ryle High School in Northern Kentucky, Lauren is grateful for all of the opportunities UofL has offered her.

“I didn’t want to stay in Kentucky. But if there were any school in Kentucky I would go to, it was going be Louisville. Partially because I love the basketball teams, men’s and women’s, and there were also scholarships opportunies.”


Lauren, a Woodford R. Porter Scholar all four years during her career at UofL, graduates in May with a Marketing degree from our well-known College of Business and with a minor in Spanish.

Favorite class: Color Complex with Dr. Adams. "I thought it was eye opening to understand how color and shapes make a big difference in where you stand in society and how you can combat those."

Favorite professor: Dr Adams "I like her teaching style. She leads the discussion, but encourages the class to teach."



Lauren is president of her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta. She is also a member of the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, a C.O.N.E.C.T Mentor and volunteers often. St. George Community Center, Girls on the Run and JCPS schools are just some of the few organizations/programs she has volunteered for.

“My favorite thing about being a Louisville Cardinal …all the experiences that I have gained from being here. It definitely wasn’t what I pictured for myself but I’m happy with the way it turned out and it afforded me so many opportunities.”

"It definitely wasn’t what I pictured for myself, but I’m happy with the way it turned out and the way it afforded me so many opportunities.”

Outside of her involvements, Lauren still finds time to enjoy her hobbies. “Laughing is my favorite thing to do, it’s the best medicine.” Lauren also enjoys playing basketball and volleyball. Laurens also says she loves the Louisville park systems, “we just don’t have that in Northern Kentucky.”

Future Plans

After graduation, Lauren will start her post-grad career at Cintas, where she has interned for the last three summers. As for the future, “I will write a fiction novel,” said Lauren. Along with writing a novel, “I just really look forward to doing more service; I’m looking forward to paying it forward.”


Written by: Emily Stines, Senior, Communications