Commencement 196 by the numbers

Three hundred and twenty-seven seniors were granted degrees at Centre College’s 196th Bicentennial Commencement, held on Sunday, May 19, at the Norton Center for the Arts. The Class of 2019 leaves a legacy of impressive accomplishments and countless life-changing experiences on campus and across the globe. As we bid them farewell, here’s a final look

John C. Young research by Jeannie Corbitt ’16 explores a timely Islamic topic

Jeannie Corbitt ’16 epitomizes the intellectual curiosity that is the hallmark of Centre College students chosen as John C. Young (JCY) Scholars, the competitive Centre program designed to serve strong, highly motivated senior students. JCY scholars are provided the resources they need to engage in independent study, research or artistic work in their major discipline

John C. Young scholar J.P. Deering ’16 explores Southern literature and culture

Along with the coursework and extracurricular activities that are part of every Centre College student’s experience, J.P. Deering ’16 also spent his senior year doing archival research and finding connections between legendary authors as a John C. Young (JCY) scholar. Deering’s JCY project, “Cormac McCarthy’s Southern Blood: Analyzing McCarthy’s Work in the Context of William

Alexa Price ’13 receives Fulbright grant to teach English in Bulgaria

Alexa Price ’13 recently received a Fulbright grant from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Price’s grant continues a tradition of Centre College being a top producer of Fulbright scholars, with 48 Fulbright winners all over the world and 14 Fulbright-recommended English Teaching Assistants in France since 1991.

Jeri Howell ’16 awarded Fulbright grant to teach English in Costa Rica

Jeri Howell ’16 was recently awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Through the grant, Howell will be an English Teaching Assistant in Costa Rica over the 2016-17 academic year. “I am most looking forward to two things: building relationships with the community

John Kinkade named Brown Fellows Coordinator

John 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

By |2016-06-02T14:31:55-04:00June 2nd, 2016|English, Fellowships and Honors, News|

Jeff SoRelle ’10 engages in world-class research as HHMI Medical Research Fellow

Joining Centre College's already remarkable list of alumni boasting prestigious, post-graduate awards is Jeff SoRelle ’10, who was selected as an HHMI Medical Research Fellow, a highly competitive fellowship offered by Howard Hughes Medical Institute that allows students to focus on a research project full-time in an effort to expand the nation’s pool of medical-scientists. According to the

By |2016-03-01T11:07:55-05:00March 1st, 2016|Academics, Alumni, Fellowships and Honors, News|

Gates Cambridge Scholarship Awarded to Centre Graduate Ben Cocanougher

Centre College graduate Benjamin T. Cocanougher has been awarded one of the world’s most competitive postgraduate fellowships, the Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Established by Bill and Melinda Gates in 2000 with a $210 million endowment, the prestige of the Gates award is already on par with the more established Rhodes and Marshall scholarships. Described in the

Meg Fenton ’05 named Rotary Peace Fellow

Meg Fenton ’05 of Louisville has been named one of 100 Rotary Peace Fellows. The program, which began in 2002, sponsors scholars who spend up to two years studying peace building and conflict resolution in one of six Rotary Peace Centers worldwide. Fenton will pursue a master’s in post-conflict reconstruction studies. She was an anthropology

By |2014-01-27T15:29:14-05:00January 27th, 2014|Alumni, Fellowships and Honors, News|

Faculty keep Centre a Chronicle of Higher Education “top producer” of Fulbrights

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently named Centre a "top producer" of Fulbright scholars for 2013, a sought-after title that few schools achieve. Just this summer, Centre sent four Fulbright students to various corners of the globe, including Malaysia, Bulgaria, Austria and Korea. Fulbright fellowships are extremely competitive, but Centre students consistently receive

By |2013-11-14T11:08:48-05:00November 14th, 2013|Academics, Centre In The News, Fellowships and Honors, News|
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