Mr. and Ms. Cardinal 2018 were introduced Sunday during the UofL men’s basketball game. Both students are scholars and both are active both on campus and in the community.
Mr. Cardinal Kevin Jacob, a biology major from Louisville, is a Trustees Scholar, a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and the director of programming for the Student Activities Board. In 2016, he created a new program called Cards Against Hunger. He has also volunteered with the Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies. Jacob is interested in pursuing a career in the medical field.
“Just being at UofL, you have all these opportunities presented to you and I wanted to take advantage of every single thing that I could,” he said.
Ms. Cardinal Alisha Davis-Kent, an industrial engineering major from Louisville, is a Porter Scholar, a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, the National Society of Black Engineers, the Student Activities Board and the National Pan-Hellenic Council. The first-generation college student has also spent time as a mentor for local children.
“Both of my parents instilled in me the importance of education, not just coming to school and reading some books, but having the discipline to grow and develop yourself,” Davis-Kent said. “I believe UofL offers a warm space where you can be who you are and you can come in imperfect and write your own story. You have the support behind you to accomplish the things that you dreamed of since you were little and the things you could have never imagined that you would be able to accomplish.”
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