New McConnell Scholar Council elected
"Every year the McConnell Scholars bring in new leadership and they always have outstanding ideas on how we keep our program moving forward as the premier scholarship program on campus," said Dr. Gary Gregg, director of the McConnell Center. "I look forward to working with the new student leadership in the year ahead."
John Weber, a junior political science and philosophy major from Louisville, was elected the 2011 Chair of the McConnell Scholars Program. As chair, Weber will lead monthly scholar meetings and represent the program at university functions. John was previously the vice chair of the program.
Zach Barnes, a junior business administration major from Louisville, was elected vice chair of the program.
Ben Shepard, a junior political science and history major from Crestwood, was elected secretary.
The Scholars have added two new positions to their council. Meagan Floyd, a sophomore English major from Louisville, will serve as Service Director, coordinating community service opportunities and credits for the Scholars. Max Morley, a sophomore political science major from Pikeville, was elected Outreach Director and will help recruit Kentucky's best and brightest high school students to the McConnell Scholars Program.
The first McConnell Scholars council was established in 1994.