January 2020

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Director celebrates successful 2019, looks to year ahead

Gary Gregg, PhD, looks back on 2019 as "another tremendous year for the McConnell Center" and invites you to join us this year as we continue to offer our nationally acclaimed leadership and public programs.

Scholars head to nationals

After winning regionals in November, Dasha Kolyaskina ('20) and Jasper Noble ('20) will make their fourth appearance later this week at the national American Moot Court Association competition. They are coached by McConnell Scholar alumnus Sean Williamson ('11), of Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs, LLC.

McConnell Scholar alumni Daniel Cameron, left, and Michael Adams

McConnell Scholar alumni sworn in as Kentucky attorney general, secretary of state

McConnell Scholars Daniel Cameron ('08) and Michael Adams ('98) were sworn in Jan. 6 as the 51st Kentucky Attorney General and 77th Kentucky Secretary of State, respectively. 

"The McConnell Center is proud of all of our McConnell Scholars who put themselves out there to work on political campaigns, no matter the outcome. We congratulate Daniel and Michael as the first McConnell Scholars to win statewide elections in Kentucky," said McConnell Center Director Gary Gregg.

Alumna on why she's giving back

Christy Trout Van Tatenhove ('99) grew up in eastern Kentucky and came to the University of Louisville with a McConnell Scholarship to help fund her education. She shares how experiences at the Center shaped her career and success.

Christy is now giving back in honor of her grandmother, Eva Trout, and challenges you to help support the work of the McConnell Center.

She will match your donation, dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000 total. Help us rise to the challenge!

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