Kara Beth Poe

McConnell Scholar Class of 2027


Kara Beth Poe, of Salyersville, Ky., is a member of the McConnell Scholar Class of 2027 at the University of Louisville. She plans to study political science and communications. 

Campus & Extracurricular Activities

  • Community Service Director, Chi Omega Women's Fraternity, Beta Gamma
  • Animal Welfare Committee, Engage Lead Serve Board

Work & Internship Experience

  • Office Assistant, McConnell Center

Honors & Awards

  • University of Louisville Honors Program
  • University of Louisville Trustees Scholar

High School

Kara Beth Poe is a graduate of Magoffin County High School, where she served as president of her school's National Beta Club chapter, a member of the Eastern KY Regional Gear Up Program, and a varsity dance team member. During her junior year, Kara Beth was a United States Senate Page for the 117th Congress. She is a Daughters of the American Revolution 2023 recipient. 

I am honored to be a McConnell Scholar. The McConnell Scholars Program will push me out of my comfort zone and help me throughout life. I am excited to meet new people, explore a variety of cultures, and learn information that will enhance and assist in developing the individual I hope to become.