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29
Nov
2016

Support our youth on #GivingTuesday

Support our youth in southern and eastern Kentucky on #GivingTuesday 11-29-16 Youth in Southern and Eastern Kentucky face many obstacles in their journey to adulthood. The persistent cycle of poverty in Appalachia, and the recent layoffs in the coal mining industry, have only exacerbated the feelings of hopelessness that many youth say they have experienced. […]

19
Jul
2016

Second class of Rogers Scholars 2016 graduates

Thirty-two high school students from 26 Kentucky counties graduate from the second class of Rogers Scholars Rogers Scholars is all about helping young people “be the best they can be” and seize their potential as the region’s new generation of community and business leaders. Sixteen-year-old Lauren Williams of Adair County may not know her career […]

 
19
Jul
2016

Winner of Houseboat Vacation Announced

Harlan County basketball coach wins Houseboat Vacation on Lake Cumberland to support Rogers Scholars youth leadership program It was a normal day at work for Kentucky Mine Supply Company employee Tim Engle. Engle was returning from lunch when he got an unexpected telephone call. Delaney Stephens, youth programs coordinator and community liaison for The Center for […]

13
Jul
2016

Second class of Rogers Scholars arrives at Lindsey Wilson

Thirty-two high school students arrive on Lindsey Wilson campus for second week of 2016 Rogers Scholars Thirty-two high schools students from 26 Kentucky counties are on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College (LWC) this week for the second and final session of the 2016 Rogers Scholars program. The group of rising high school juniors from […]

06
Jul
2016

First class of Rogers Scholars 2016 graduates

Thirty-two high school students graduate from first week of the 2016 Rogers Scholars program “Rogers Scholars has truly been a life-changing experience. My time at Rogers Scholars has opened my eyes and taught me how to be a leader and have a heart for community service.” – 2016 Rogers Scholars graduate Allison “Alli” Wade of […]

28
Jun
2016

First class of Rogers Scholars arrives at Lindsey Wilson campus

Thirty-two high school students arrive on Lindsey Wilson campus for first week of 2016 Rogers Scholars Thirty-two high schools students from 25 Kentucky counties are on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College (LWC) this week to begin what former Rogers Scholars graduates have described as “an experience of a lifetime.” The group of incoming high […]

21
Jun
2016

2016 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) graduating class

Four graduates of The Center’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) offered EKU Presidential Scholarships for innovative business idea An innovative business idea that will give iPhone users a safe, convenient way to charge their phones at night has earned four graduates of The Center for Rural Development’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) an exclusive college scholarship offer […]

17
Jun
2016

Thirty students from 12 Kentucky counties graduate from the second class of Rogers Explorers

The old saying, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” could not be more true for Lindsey Wilson College instructor Douglas Keaton. Rogers Explorers learned that valuable lesson while attending one of Keaton’s sustainability classes on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia. “Mr. Keaton showed us that nothing you see is a waste,” […]

13
Jun
2016

Twenty-nine students from 15 Kentucky counties graduate from the first class of Rogers Explorers

  Rogers Explorers graduate Jaiden Greene of Johnson County discovered a new interest and possible new career path at Asbury University. “My favorite activity, as a Rogers Explorer, was where we produced our own news segment,” said Jaiden, an incoming high school freshman at The Piarist School. “It gave the entire group a chance to […]

 
07
Jun
2016

First class of 2016 Rogers Explorers at Asbury University

Rogers Explorer Sarah Lycans of Lawrence County couldn’t contain her excitement on Monday in the chemistry lab at Asbury University in Wilmore. Sarah was about to begin her first lab experiment in a chemistry lab on a major university campus under the supervision of a college instructor. “This is so cool,” she said as she […]

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