February 2020

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Molly Baldock and Ben Barberie at Harvard's National Campaign Conference Laura Hinkle & Will Randolph at the Naval Academy Leadership Conference

Scholars consider campus political engagement at Harvard, mentorship at Naval Academy

Canvassing in New Hampshire just days ahead of the primary, attending the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards and meeting FBI Director Christopher Wray — these are just a few of the opportunities four McConnell Scholars experienced this month.

McConnell Scholar alumnus Aaron Vance ('17)

Alumnus no stranger to leading student government

Aaron Vance, a 2017 graduate of the McConnell Scholars Program, is no stranger to leading student government.

The Vine Grove, Ky., native served as president of his class for three years at North Hardin High School, was elected student body president at the University of Louisville and is currently the president of Indiana University's student bar associationRead More »

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Scholar Perspectives: Top Reads from 2019

McConnell Scholars blog about their personal growth and college life at the University of Louisville. Here are the three most-read blogs of 2019:

VIDEO: McConnell Center Young Leaders Academy

2020 Young Leaders Academy applications due April 15

Applications for our Young Leaders Academy for Kentucky high school students are due April 15. The leadership program will be held June 17-20, 2020, at the University of Louisville.

UofL President Neeli Bendapui and UofL Army War College Fellow Col. Jonathan Patrick

L's UP: Army War College Fellow Cheers on Cards

US Army Colonel Jonathan Patrick is the McConnell Center's sixth War College Fellow at the University of Louisville. The fellow program allows Army leaders to spend a year conducting research and outreach while auditing classes to add to their knowledge and leadership skills. Col. Patrick is pictured sporting the Cardinal "L" with UofL President Neeli Bendapudi.

Founded in 1991, the non-partisan McConnell Center at the University of Louisville seeks to identify, recruit and nurture Kentucky's next generation of great leaders. Our core principles--leadership, scholarship and service--guide us as we (1) prepare top undergraduate students to become future leaders; (2) offer civic education programs for teachers, students and the public; and (3) conduct strategic leadership development for the U.S. Army. 

McConnell Center Monthly
GlyptusAnn Grider Jones, Editor