REACH would like to acknowledge the following students for their accomplishments and highlight their future endeavors.
Jaley Adkins, senior Academic Coach and SLA leader from Canada, Kentucky, was chosen as one of five undergraduates to present research at the ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference at Virginia Tech. She was also an Honors Scholar and will attend the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy to pursue a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical science with a track in pharmacology and experimental therapeutics. During this time and after she plans to do drug development research.
Cat Johnson, a junior CRC Business tutor from Brighton, MI, will study abroad in Greece for five weeks over the summer. She’ll study Greek Mythology and visit “the sites we talk about.”
Andrew Menke, a first-year MRC, EML, and LRC tutor from Lexington, KY, was a first-semester Dean's Scholar. He’ll do research over the summer and go on co-op during the fall.
Savannah Quach, senior LRC tutor from Mason, Ohio, will graduate Summa Cum Laude. She has several accolades, including being a College of Arts & Sciences Dean Scholar for Fall ’22 and Spring ’23, winning the President’s Volunteer Service Award (Spring ’23), the Office of Community Engagement Gheens MIni-Grant Program Award (Fall ’22), and the Jon Rieger Seed Grant Award (Summer ’22). Her next venture will be in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program at the University of Nevada – Reno.
Rawan Saleh, a senior SLA leader from Louisville, was selected as a Fulbright Scholar and will be an English teaching assistant during 2023-24 in Jordan. She says, "I love REACH and…developed my teaching experience and confidence in education through working with REACH throughout my undergraduate career. THANK YOU REACH!"
Betsy Sellers, a senior PAL leader from Fort Thomas, KY, will attend The Ohio State University College of Optometry in the fall.
Sienna Shacklette, a REACH GSA for the Emporium Math Lab from Louisville, has won the Joseph Henry Award in Translational Bioengineering and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Translational Bioengineering at UofL.
Cody Smith, sophomore LRC language tutor from Glasgow, KY, received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship ($4,000), the Turan Educator Award of the American Society of the French Academic Palms ($4,000), and the Vista Higher Learning Future Language Educator Scholarship ($1,000). This summer, he'll study abroad in Paris, France for a month and will also continue tutoring with REACH.
Kayla Wall, a senior MRC tutor from Lexington, Kentucky, will attend the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign to pursue a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering, specializing in Geotechnical Engineering. While at Illinois, Kayla will conduct research with the Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research Laboratory. She says, “I love REACH and I’m going to miss everyone <3!”