WKU student honored second time as Udall Scholar
- Author: Office of Scholar Development
- Author: Thursday, April 1st, 2010
In 2009, Joey Coe and Patrick stewart became the first ever Udall Scholars at Western Kentucky University. Coe, a junior at WKU, has been honored for a second time as a Udall Scholar. He was the only one in the 2010 competition from Kentucky. Sutdents are slected by a review committee of the Udall Foundation, which is an independent federal agency that was established by Congress to provide federally funded scholarships for college students intending to pursue careers related to the environment. Coe's first Udall scholarship went towards participating in the Semester at Sea study abroad program, which uses a ship as its traveling campus. While aboard, he worked with Bernie Strenecky, WKU scholar-in-residence and Driector of Service Learning for Semester at Sea, to form an environmental club and help institutionalize service learning.