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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.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.