Seniors Chris Tipton and Masden Griffiths are the 2019 Mr. and Ms. Cardinal. The honor is granted to two students every year for embodying Cardinal spirit in academics, leadership and service.
Tipton is completing his under-graduate degree in biology and psychology before continuing on to medical school at UofL this fall. He is a member of the student-led philanthropic group raiseRED, as well as the Student Government Association and is a peer mentor with REACH (Resources for Academic Achievement).
“I was raised in a Louisville environment. I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else,” Tipton said. “Nothing has brought me more pride than being a Louisville Cardinal.”
Griffiths is a sports administration major who has spent the past four years working for the UofL Football Office, while also volunteering with raiseRED, The Lord’s Kitchen and the American Cancer Society. She also is a student ambassador for the university.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to be a tour guide for the past two years, so I get to sell this place every single day… I tell them Louisville is a place where everyone feels like they have a place,” Griffiths said.