2020 Rogers Scholars,

Since we were not able to have an in-person camp this year, we have organized a series of Zoom calls to highlight the focus areas of our program. We will also be highlighting the requirements of the community service projects and scholarships, so it’s a chance for us to connect.

Please read through the information below. This is your chance to experience a part of our normal schedule without leaving your home! You will have to register for each zoom meeting. Please do so by each deadline. I have included bios so you can read about the speakers before the call. The calls should not last any more than an hour each. If you have any questions, please let me know.




July 16 @ 9 a.m. – Welcome Call

We will host a call for all Scholars  with The Center President and CEO Lonnie Lawson and Morehead State University President Jay Morgan. U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers and Lindsey Wilson College President Bill Luckey have been invited.

Deadline to Register is July 15!

July 16 @ 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. – Motivational and Essential Skills Training with Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy Taylor is a motivational speaker, trainer, and coach. He is charismatic in his approach to developing leaders and encouraging people to dream. His mission is to help people see their value and recognize their potential. Jeremy now lives in rural Kentucky. He has built a thriving global network marketing business in the health and wellness industry and written two books, D.R.E.A.M. and The 25 Secrets to Staying Excited. He has spoken to tens of thousands of people – people of all age groups and many different backgrounds. http://www.jeremyataylor.com/

Deadline to Register is July 15!

July 22 @ 10 a.m. – Motivational Session with Kenny Davis

Kenny Davis, a Paint Lick, KY resident and a Wayne County native, was the Captain of the 1972 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team in Munich Olympics. That Olympic season began in glory and hope, but brotherhood and goodwill vanished quickly. “The most controversial sporting event in Olympic history,” according to USA Today.

Deadline to Register is July 20!

July 27 @ 9 a.m. – NASA/Space Science Session with Sarah Estep

Sarah Estep, a Science Hill, KY native, was a 2014 Rogers Scholar and 2020 Morehead State University graduate. Estep graduated with her degree in space science. During the summer prior to her senior year, she interned for 10 weeks with NASA at their Armstrong Flight Research Center on the Edwards Air Force Base in California. Currently, she has accepted a position as a System Safety Engineer at Boeing in Huntsville, AL where she will be working on safety for NASA’s Space Launch System, a powerful-advanced launch vehicle that will be used to explore deep-space destinations.

Deadline to Register is July 24!

July 28 @ 10 a.m. – NASA/Space Science Session with Bo Lowery

Bo Lowrey has more than 40 years of involvement in space science, ranging from a space-focused amateur radio organization where he was the area coordinator for Kentucky, to his most recent outreach activity as a contributor of all things related to space science in the non-formal and informal education community. He frequently speaks to local after school astronomy and engineering clubs, to groups at public libraries, and has spoken at several educational and scientific conferences on STEM topics. He works with middle and secondary students to place experiments on the International Space Station, and is a volunteer at the University of Louisville Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium. He has attended NASA and JPL training opportunities, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Louisville. He retired from the Jefferson County Public Schools where he was the Director of Telecommunications.

Deadline to Register is July 24!

July 28 @ 2 p.m. – Civic Engagement session with Sen. Max Wise

Senator Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) represents the 16th District which encompasses Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, McCreary, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne Counties.

He is chairman of the Education Committee; as well as a member of the Economic Development, Tourism and Labor Committee; the Health and Welfare Committee; and the Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection Committee. He is a member of the Budget Review Subcommittee on Transportation and the Budget Review Subcommittee on Economic Development and Tourism, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection. He is also the chairman of the Education and Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee and a member of the Tourism Development Subcommittee.

Senator Wise teaches graduate level courses in terrorism studies, intelligence, and intelligence analysis at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky.

Senator Wise holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History from Campbellsville University. He earned his Master of Arts in International Politics and National Security at the University of Kentucky Patterson School. He also holds an Advanced Certificate in Homeland Security from the Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University.

Senator Wise lives in Campbellsville with his wife Dr. Heather Wise, a pediatric dentist, and their four children.

Deadline to Register is July 24!

July 29 @4 p.m.– Civic Engagement session with Trey Grayson

Trey Grayson is an attorney at Frost Brown Todd, a principal in the firm’s public affairs affiliate, CivicPoint, and a two-term Secretary of State for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He was the youngest secretary of state in the country at the time of his election, he served as President of the National Association of Secretaries of State and the Chair of the Republican Secretaries of State Association. He continues to be recognized as national leader in election modernization, including serving on the bipartisan Presidential Commission on Election Administration following the 2012 election. He became a founding board member of both Democracy Works and the Center for Election Innovation and Research and working with several groups and organizations to secure and modernize our elections. He also served as the President and CEO of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Director of Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. He is very active in civic and charitable organizations at the local, state, and national levels, including serving on the boards of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, the Health Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati, Leadership Kentucky, ArtsWave and the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program. He resides in Boone County, KY with his wife Nancy and their daughters Alex and Kate. He received an A.B. with honors from Harvard College, a JD/MBA from the University of Kentucky.

Deadline to Register is July 27!

July 30 @ 9 a.m. – NASA/Space Science Session with Tracie Prater

Dr. Tracie Prater is an aerospace engineer in the Materials and Processes Laboratory at the NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center in Huntsville, AL. She is currently the laboratory lead for the in-space manufacturing (ISM) project. She obtained her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University in 2012, an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt, and a B.S. in physics from Eastern Kentucky University.

Deadline to Register is July 28!