Scholars in the News

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Gassman, Mayes elected to top Scholar positions(April 18, 2017) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The council of six will represent their fellow scholars to the University of Louisville and the community at large.
Ballard ('04) named new state public health epidemiologist(March 6, 2017) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Jonathan Ballard, MD, a 2004 graduate of the McConnell Scholars Program, has been appointed as the new state public health e...
McConnell Scholars travel to Harvard to study 2016 election(Jan. 31, 2017) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Robert Gassman (’18) and Frank Bencomo-Suarez (’18) will participate in the Harvard Institute of Politics’ National Camp...
Hutchison (’18) to travel to Israel(September 19, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – McConnell Scholar Ronica Hutchison will take a 10-day, all-expenses-paid journey through Israel in December.
Moot Court program ranked among top 20 nationally(Aug. 25, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The McConnell Center's moot court team has enjoyed continued success at regional and national levels.
Bevin appoints Adams ('98) to state board of elections(July 19, 2016) FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Matt Bevin appointed McConnell Scholar alumnus Michael G. Adams ('98) last week.
Cobb wins Kentucky Choice, Henry French Quality of Life awards(July 8, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – McConnell Scholar Sidney Cobb finished among the top 11 in last week's Miss Kentucky competition.
Nine graduate from McConnell Scholars Program(April 27, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Graduating seniors headed to law school, TFA, Fulbright and Capitol Hill.
Shepherd ('14) elected SBA President at NYU Law School(April 22, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – McConnell Scholar alumnus Evan Shepherd (Hopkins County, ’14) was elected president of the Student Bar Association at the...
Scholars lead, serve over spring break (March 18, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – McConnell Scholars lead, study and serve while traveling the country during UofL's spring break.
Pepper ('18) receives Critical Language Scholarship(March 9, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – McConnell Scholar Anna Cecile Pepper will study Arabic for 10 weeks this summer in the Middle East.
Vance ('17) becomes 6th Scholar elected student body president(Feb. 24, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Aaron Vance, of Vine Grove, Ky., won last week's campus election with 75 percent of the vote.
#25Faces: Benjamin MooreThe McConnell Center is celebrating 25 years of excellence in higher education in 2016. As part of our yearlong effort to honor those 25 years, we are profiling...
#25Faces: Meagan Floyd(Feb. 9, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Meagan Floyd, a 2013 graduate of the McConnell Scholars Program, is the second in our profile series on "25 Faces" of faculty...
Grout ('16) named Mr. Cardinal(Feb. 2, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Senior McConnell Scholar Kevin Grout receives recognition for his leadership, scholarship and service to UofL.
Center kicks-off 25th anniversary with series on 'Citizens & Statesmen'(Jan. 7, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The American Council of Trustees and Alumni recently named the Center “an oasis of excellence in higher education.”
Year-long invitation to celebrate Center's 25th anniversary(Jan. 4, 2016) McConnell Center Director Gary Gregg invites students, teachers and the public to join Center's 25th anniversary programs and events.
Scholars help winterize homes through Project Warm(Nov. 22, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - McConnell Scholars participate in their annual group service, Project Warm.
Scholars finish among top 16 teams in regional tourney
McConnell Scholar studies in Spain(Oct. 27, 2015) Seville, Spain - Diana Lalata ('17), a member of the World Scholars Program, won a grant to study in Spain for the spring semester.