The arriving freshmen make up the 24th class in McConnell Center history.

“This new group of McConnell Scholars were chosen from the largest and most competitive pool of applicants in the history of the McConnell Scholars Program,” said Gary Gregg, the center’s director. “They all have had outstanding academic success and have records of extraordinary leadership and community service. We are thrilled to have them joining our community in August.”

In addition to scholarships, students will receive an enhanced academic experience consisting of four years of liberal arts study, opportunities to meet and engage prominent national, state and local leaders and fully funded trips to China and Washington, DC.

The Class of 2019 McConnell Scholars are: Sidney Cobb (Western Hills HS), Easton Depp (Highlands HS), Isaac Feinn (Christian Educational Consortium), Nicole Fielder (West Jessamine HS), Erica Gaither (Caldwell Co. HS), Claire Gothard (duPont Manual HS), Bridget Kim (Rowan Co. HS), Miranda Mason (Owen Co. HS), Natasha Mundkur (duPont Manual HS), Georgiana Sook (Daviess Co. HS) and Colton Stinger (Bethlehem HS).

Matt Lambert
Matt has served in multiple communications and marketing roles since joining UofL in 2012 and is currently a communications specialist in charge of national media outreach for research and academics. He came to UofL following a successful tenure as the Associate Director of Public Affairs and External Relations at Loyola University New Orleans. In his 20-plus year career in communications, Matt has worked as an award-winning journalist, owned his own political consulting firm and served as a communications director in the U.S. Congress. He is not only employed by UofL, but also a recent graduate, earning his MBA from the College of Business in May 2016.