Scholars pursue diverse opportunities after graduation
Ten recent McConnell Scholar graduates are pursuing prestigious graduate degree programs, foreign travel and business opportunities.
"This is an extraordinary class whose academic achievements have been nothing short of stellar," said Dr. Gary Gregg, director of the McConnell Center and the McConnell Scholars Program.
See where members of the Class of 2011 are headed next:
- Andrew Carroll, of Erlanger, works in public affairs for Peritus Public Relations in Louisville, where he specializes in grassroots efforts and political campaigns.
- Hunter Davis, of Ashland, received a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to pursue a master's degree in international law and politics at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.
- Chelsey Hall, of Brooks, received a Fulbright English teaching assistantship grant to Macau, China.
- Charley Helms, of Owensboro, received a Fulbright English teaching assistantship grant to Kosovo.
- Mary Kate Lindsey, of Louisville, founded and launched MK Lindsey & Associates, a firm focused on strategic project management, fund development and capacity building for non-profit organizations.
- Trisha Maclin, of Marion, will pursue a master's degree in English at the University of Louisville.
- Kelsey Mann, of Owensboro, is completing the MBA program at Auburn University.
- Katlin Rust, of Taylor Mill, will pursue a joint MBA and law degree from the University of Cincinnati.
- Ross Smith, of Paducah, is employeed at Paducah Bank.
- Sean Williamson, of Ashland, will pursue a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
The group joins the McConnell Scholars' alumni network, which totals more than 150 Kentucky graduates. Our alumni enjoy successful careers in fields such as the arts, business, education, law, medicine, the military, music and politics, among others.