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17
Jun
2013

ELI team earns EKU scholarships

A plan for a tourism-based business drafted by five graduates of The Center for Rural Development’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) program has earned each of these high school students an offer of a Presidential Scholarship from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. Winning team members in the 2013 ELI Business Concept Competition are Blake Blevins, Harlan […]

 
13
Jun
2013

ELI students tour local plant

Members of the 2013 Class of Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) took a break from writing their business plans on Wednesday to tour Somerset Wood Products Inc. and see how a local manufacturing plant turns raw materials into quality hardwood flooring.

 
07
Jun
2013

Newest Rogers Scholars partner

Starting with the 2013 graduating class of Rogers Scholars, Asbury University is offering exclusive college scholarships for new and future graduates of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars youth leadership program. Asbury University President Dr. Sandra C. Gray, joined by U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) and Lonnie Lawson, president and CEO of The […]

 
07
Jun
2013

Explorers take on science project

Rogers Explorers donned safety goggles and got down to work in the science lab at the University of the Cumberlands last week. Explorers completed a science project and later participated in a videoconference with NASA officials. The second session of the 2013 Rogers Explorers program on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg ended on Friday. […]

 
06
Jun
2013

Explorers arrive at UofC

The second class of 2013 Rogers Explorers arrived on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands (UofC) in Williamsburg yesterday and will remain there through Friday.

05
Jun
2013

First class of Explorers graduates

Rogers Explorers graduate Mallory Allen of Whitley County was undecided about her future career goals until she spent some time this week in a science lab on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College.

04
Jun
2013

LWC Explorers complete community service project

Rogers Explorers on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College are already making a difference in their lives and the community of Adair County.

 
31
May
2013

Opening week for Rogers Explorers

Sixty-one students from Southern and Eastern Kentucky are on the campuses of Lindsey Wilson College and the University of the Cumberlands this week for the start of the 2013 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program.

 
21
May
2013

Buy a ticket & support Scholars

Tickets are now on sale at The Center for Rural Development for a chance to win a Houseboat Vacation on Lake Cumberland—the grand prize in a regional fundraising campaign to support the Rogers Scholars youth leadership program.

The Houseboat Vacation, courtesy of Conley Bottom Resort Marina, is valued at $3,500 based on seasonal rates. The winner also will receive a $200 fuel allowance as part of the vacation package.

10
May
2013

Rogers Scholars project

The May flowers appear to have sprung up in downtown Somerset, thanks to one local high school student’s efforts.

“This started off as a small project, but it blossomed into an outstanding downtown project,” said Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler, about Southwestern High School junior Brittany Pittman’s endeavor.

Pittman, 17, a Rogers Scholar recipient, approached Girdler and several other Somerset officials in the fall in hopes of developing a downtown beautification project. As part of the Rogers Scholar program, recipients must design and propose a community service project in their hometown to be implemented by June.

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