Chemistry major Kennedy Walls receives the Rachel Davis Memorial Scholarship
Chemistry major, Kennedy Walls is to receive the Rachel Davis Memorial Scholarship for Spring 2019.The Rachel Davis Memorial Scholarship is awarded to full-time UofL students who are involved in environmental sustainability. Ms. Walls has contributed to environmental sustainability in several different ways. In Spring 2016, she completed a short-term study abroad program at Reykjavik University’s Iceland School of Energy where she studied geothermal power, hydroelectric power, and energy economics via the GREEN Program. She has also traveled to Thailand and volunteered feeding and bathing elephants in the Safe Haven Sanctuary for elephants rescued from circuses and abuse. Additionally, this past May (2018), Kennedy spent time in St. Lucia, South Africa with the Volunteer Eco Students Abroad (VESA) program. During this time, she cleaned watering holes/enclosures at a sanctuary for Savannah cats such as Cheetahs, Servals, and Caracals. In addition, she volunteered at a crocodile sanctuary and built a sustainable house for a family of 9 in the local Zulu village deemed in dire need of assistance. Ms. Walls plans to graduate in Spring 2019 with a B.S. in Chemistry, specializing in biochemistry.