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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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,” […]


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 […]


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 […]


ELI 2016 Announced

Twenty-two high school students will build their business and entrepreneurial skills at the 2016 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) at The Center The Center for Rural Development has selected 22 high school students from Southern and Eastern Kentucky to build their business and entrepreneurial skills at the 2016 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI). ELI, a week-long summer […]


2016 Class of Rogers Explorers Announced

One hundred and eighty-two students have been selected to attend 2016 Rogers Explorers summer youth leadership program Rogers Explorers are creative thinkers, career builders, and future leaders of Southern and Eastern Kentucky. This summer, 182 students —the largest class ever—will converge on the campuses of six Kentucky colleges and universities for The Center for Rural […]


2016 Rogers Scholars class announced

The Center for Rural Development is proud to announce the 2016 Class of Rogers Scholars. Sixty-four high school students from 45 Kentucky counties within The Center’s primary service area have been selected to attend this summer’s session of Rogers Scholars. “The Rogers Scholars program gives high school students an experience of a lifetime to grow […]


Have some fun and support Rogers Scholars

Dress in your favorite glow outfit or wear your Halloween costume to the third annual Rogers Scholars 5K Glow Run/Walk. The family-friendly event will be held on Friday, Oct. 30, from 7-9 p.m. at The Center for Rural Development. Walkers and runners are encouraged to wear bright colors and glow accessories. Glow sticks, neon bracelets, necklaces, neon tights, […]

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