Macy Waddle

McConnell Scholar Class of 2026


Macy Waddle, of Mount Washington, Ky., is a member of the McConnell Scholar Class of 2026 at the University of Louisville. She is studying political science on a global studies and international affairs track and minoring in Spanish.

Honors & Awards

  • University of Louisville Outstanding Sophomore Student of the Year
  • University of Louisville Dean's List
  • University of Louisville Honors Scholar
  • University of Louisville Honors Program
  • Presidential Volunteer Service Award, Bronze Medal 2023, 2024
  • McConnell Center Service Award, 2023 
  • McConnell Center Reader's Choice Award, Fall 2022
  • Participant, U.S. Army War College International Crisis Negotiation Exercise 

Campus & Extracurricular Involvement

  • Academic Vice President, Student Government Association 
  • Secretary, Chi Omega Women's Fraternity Beta Gamma chapter
  • Assistant to the Academic Vice President, Student Government Association (23-24)
  • Outreach Chair, McConnell Scholar's Council (23-24)
  • Animal Welfare Committee Director, Engage Lead Serve Board (23-24)
  • School Director, She Became (2023)
  • Participant, ELSB Freshman LEAD Program (22-23)

Internships & Work Experience

  • Congressional Intern, Office of Congressman Morgan McGarvey
  • Front Desk Team, Shred 415 Gym
  • Public Relations and Marketing Assistant, The McConnell Center 
  • Waitress, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Community Service

  • Tutor, Backside Learning Center
  • Dog Walker, Adopt Me! Bluegrass Pet Rescue
  • Photographer, Paws with Purpose
  • Notetaker, Disability Resource Center

High School

Macy is a graduate of duPont Manual High School, where she was class President, a member of the National Journalism Honors Society, social media director for her school news, and played both varsity basketball and field hockey. During her junior year, she served as Editor in Chief for Unify Louisville, a student run organization that aimed to help students throughout COVID through free tutoring. She was the recipient of the NJHS National Richard Johns Scholarship, the YMCA 2021 Youth Character Award, and was the winner of numerous awards in journalism by the Society of Professional Journalists. Macy is the daughter of Kevin and Rachel Waddle, two UofL alumni.


The McConnell Center has already provided me with so many opportunities throughout the short time I've been here. I've been pushed to become a more well-rounded student by being exposed to new topics, places, and people. I'm looking forward to seeing what I can accomplish at the Center in the future.