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New Chellgren Fellows Introduced to UK Community

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 23, 2017) -- The University of Kentucky Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence honored its newest class of 55 Chellgren Fellows this past weekend. Benefactor Paul Chellgren, along with Chellgren Endowed Chair Philipp Kraemer, recognized and congratulated the students on being named Fellows.

The Chellgren Fellows Program is for students with exceptional academic potential and aspirations, who are eager to participate in a special learning community designed to cultivate extraordinary achievement. Outstanding faculty members from across campus serve as individual mentors for the Fellows.

The 2017 class:

Daniel Abul-Khoudoud

Habiba  Ahmed

Saadia Akhtar

Jessica Appel

Alexis Axtell

Kelly Benzenhoefer

Umair Bhutto

Elyse Blakeman

Natasha Boelstler

Kendall  Brown

Jacob Bruce

Shelby Buckman

Kayla Carter

Elizabeth Caudill

Douglas Center

Emad Chishti

Carly Coleman

McKaylee Copher

Adrienne Corwin

Rhett Croley

Samantha De Jesus

Mitchell Dennis

Tsage Douglas

Madison Dyment

Allison Eades

Jonathon Fannin

Molly Fernandez

Jada Green

Richard Gunasena

Elena Gutierrez

Ashley Hall

Usman Hamid

Michael Hamilton

Camden Hausberger

Sophia Jackson

Jenna Jodts

Savannah Jones

Madison  Justice

Kathryn Kirk

Edith  Koutone

Mackenzie Loar

Kathleen McMahan

Chimene  Ntakarutimana

Thomas Ostertag

Caylyn Railey

Isabella Ritz

Drew Rosenzweig

Meet Soni

Madan Subheeswar

Kara Tauer

Joseph Walden

Jeremiah Wayne

Savannah Wills

Anna Wilwerding

Maya Woolfolk

The Chellgren Fellows Program was made possible by the Chellgren Center, which was created in 2005 with an initial gift from Paul Chellgren and his family. His total commitment of $2.25 million was matched by the state’s Endowment Match Program, creating a $4.5 million endowment for the Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence.

As a UK undergraduate, Chellgren was an Honors Program student and star intercollegiate debater. After earning his MBA from Harvard and a D.D.E. from Oxford University, he began a successful career that culminated with his retirement as chairman and CEO of Ashland Inc. He is currently an Operating Partner at New York City-based Snow Phipps LLC. He was inducted into UK’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 2000 and the Gatton College of Business and Economics Hall of Fame in 1995, and served on the UK Board of Trustees for 11 years. His commitment to improving and enriching undergraduate education at UK continues to impact thousands of UK students, faculty and staff.

The Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence is part of the Division of Student and Academic Life at UK.

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