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Forbes Under 30 Scholars Honored at UK Football Game

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 25, 2019)  Last month two University of Kentucky students were named 2019 Forbes Under 30 Scholars  making them a part of the world's best and boldest young leaders, creators and thinkers.

At UK's home football game Saturday, Ryan Page, a business and organizational communication major with a minor in journalism, and Carlos Lewis, an integrated strategic communication major with a minor in business, both in the College of Communication and Information, were honored on Kroger Field for their accomplishment.

Each year Forbes accepts between 1,000 and 1,500 students from all over the world. Students apply for the program, and each scholar is chosen based on various criteria including a written statement about how they embody the under 30 tenets of leadership and innovation. All chosen scholars are invited to attend the Forbes Under 30 Summit free of charge, where the world's best young leaders, founders and creators experience four days of connecting, learning, teaching and building.

Read more about Page’s and Lewis’ success here


photo of Carlos Lewis and Ryan Page at Kroger Field
Carlos Lewis and Ryan Page recognized during Saturday's football game at Kroger Field. Kelley Bozeman | UK Photo.

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