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First-Year Students Invited to Info Session at Chellgren Center

by: Jenny Wells

(Jan. 30, 2015) — The University of Kentucky Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence will give students an opportunity to learn about unique educational programs this week. Open to first-year students with a 3.5 GPA or above, this information session will help students learn more about the Chellgren Student Fellows ProgramPhi Beta Kappa, and the Chellgren Student Outreach Team.

The session will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in Room 200 of the Funkhouser building. Free pizza will be provided. Seating is limited, so a free registration is required by Feb. 3. 

Info Session informationOpen to incoming sophomores, the Chellgren Student Fellows program cultivates extraordinary academic achievement among some of UK's best students that goes beyond the classroom. Outstanding faculty from across campus serve as individual mentors for the students as they conduct academic research. The Fellows are also prepared for nationally competitive scholarship opportunities.

For more information about the Chellgren Fellows Program, including application information, visit The deadline to apply for next fall's program is Feb. 20.

The UK Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa is supported by the Chellgren Center, and self-nominations are now being accepted. Students can learn more about this prestigious honor society at the information session Wednesday. For application information, visit

Applications for the Chellgren Student Outreach Team are also going active next week. Students can learn more about this opportunity to mentor students and promote academic programs at the session. Learn more about the Student Outreach Team at

To secure a spot at Wednesday's information session on Feb. 4, register online by Feb. 3.

For more information, contact the Chellgren Center at 859-257-1958, or email

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The Chellgren Student Fellows Program is supported by the Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence, which is part of the Academy of Undergraduate Excellence within the Division of Undergraduate Education at UK.