John Kinkade named Brown Fellows Coordinator

Posted by Centre News in English, Fellowships and Honors, News 02 Jun 2016

John Kinkade teachingJohn Kinkade, Hazelrigg Associate Professor of English, has been named the new Brown Fellows Coordinator at Centre College. He will join the team July 1, when current coordinator Brian Cusato transitions to a new role as associate dean.

Kinkade brings to the position experience with the Brown Fellows Program from his time as chair of the Committee on Enrollment Management. He has also worked as an administrator with the Governor’s Scholars Program and is director of the Writing Center at the College.

“I’m especially excited to help a group of excellent students figure out how they want to realize their ambitions,” says Kinkade. “The Brown Fellows Program is not just a scholarship that rewards them for the past; it’s a four-year program of support that helps students figure out how to make the most of their talents for the rest of their lives.”

Funded by the James Graham Brown Foundation, the Brown Fellows Program is one of the nation’s elite fellowship programs and the premier scholarship and enrichment program in Kentucky higher education.

Students named as fellows are provided “full-ride-plus” scholarships and participate in four summer enrichment programs that allow them to focus on their particular areas of interest. They are also provided on-campus program mentors and build leadership skills through independent study, community service and experiential learning.

As part of the coordinator’s responsibilities, Kinkade will organize and oversee all elements of Brown Fellows programming. This will include participating in the selection of each new class as well as the selection, coordination and training of cohort members.

Kinkade will also be responsible for leading campus events such as the Brown Fellows Symposium in the fall and Leadershape in the summer. Additionally, he will plan and lead annual student trips to Strasbourg as well as to various locations in Kentucky each semester.

by Mary Trollinger
June 2, 2016