UofL establishes scholarship in honor of Savannah Walker


    Louisville, KY–The University of Louisville has set up a scholarship fund to honor Savannah Walker, a student whose life was taken at an off-campus tragedy March 19.

    The Savannah Walker Scholarship will recognize a student who has demonstrated a commitment to social justice, equity and inclusion. Savannah was passionate about social justice and was active in a number of organizations. A Porter Scholar majoring in communications and sport administration, she was a member of UofL’s Malcolm X Debate Team. She founded the UofL women’s club lacrosse team and served as its president for two years.

    “Savannah was a shining star at the university,” said UofL President Greg Postel. “She was committed to excellence in the classroom and to the issues of fairness and equality. We hope this scholarship will encourage other students to follow her lead and make their marks on the university and the community.”

    Contributions for the Savannah Walker Scholarship Fund can be made by check to the University of Louisville Foundation or online at http://bit.ly/UofL-Savannah.




    John Drees is a 35-year veteran in the Office of Communications and Marketing. As vice president, communications and marketing, he works closely with the president, provost and other senior administrators, oversees the Office of Communications and Marketing, including media relations, marketing and brand, broadcast, social media, internal communication, crisis communication, visitor services and special events and activities. A former sports editor for the Voice Newspapers, he was a regular contributor to a variety of publications, including the Kentucky Sports Report and the Courier-Journal. A poor but enthusiastic golfer, he is an avid Cardinal sports fan. He also loves the Detroit Lions, so pity him.