Scholars selected as Harvard IOP National Campaign Ambassadors
Anna Cecile Pepper ('18) and Ronica Hutchison ('18) have been named University of Louisville delegates to the 2015-16 National Campaign for Political and Civic Engagement, a year-long program hosted by the Harvard Institute of Politics.
The McConnell Center is one of 25 member institutions participating in the IOP's National Campaign and has been a member for six years. The consortium works to promote voting and civic engagement on college campuses throughout the U.S.
Pepper and Hutchison will collaborate with other university National Campaign Ambassadors on shared project or awareness campaigns, participate in the annual conference at Harvard University, contribute to the IOP blog and participate in consortium-wide virtual events.
Pepper and Hutchison were selected based on a program proposal and their outstanding dedication to their communities and commitment to fostering a civic-minded campus.
As ambassadors, the pair will direct and implement campus events that advocate for sexual assault awareness, prevention and response. In addition, they have designed an innovative social media campaign to increase campus awareness and dialogue between and among UofL students about the issue. The project will launch Fall 2015 and last through Spring 2016.
GlyptusAnn Grider Jones, McConnell Center public relations coordinator, serves as project coordinator.
By Chloe Zoeller, a 2016 McConnell Scholar