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 one year.
Scholars complete 1,247 hours of community service

Danielle Robinette, Class of 2015

McConnell Scholars completed 1,247 hours of community service through McConnell Center-specific programming during the 2012-2013 academic year.

Danielle Robinette, a sophomore McConnell Scholar from Fort Thomas, Ky., completed the most service hours, totaling 74 hours of McConnell Center-related service for the year. The top three Scholars with the most Center-related service hours by semester are included below.

"Our students are not only exemplary leaders and critical thinkers, but they are also dedicated to serving others," said Gary Gregg, McConnell Center director. "We are very proud of what they are able to accomplish and know they have had a big impact on making Kentucky a better place for all of us in the Commonwealth."

Key McConnell Center community service partners included Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Meade County Community Center, Relay For Life UofLKentucky Humane Society, Kentucky YMCAProject Warm and a scholar-initiated book drive.

Scholars reported more than 3,361 total hours of service for the year, which reflects community service hours completed through other campus organizations.

The Center, established in 1991, was founded to serve future generations of students through the McConnell Scholars Program. "Our current McConnell Scholars continue to honor that legacy of service by offering their time and resources to causes and organizations all across Kentucky," Gregg said.

Fall 2012

  • Victoria Allen - 38 hours
  • Cathrine Mountain - 32 hours
  • Danielle Robinette - 31 hours
  • Sean Southard - 31 hours

Spring 2013

  • Philip Moore - 53.5 hours
  • Danielle Robinette - 43 hours
  • Sean Southard - 42 hours