Scholarship helps UK student find time for community outreach

Jevincio Tooson

Jevincio Tooson, a sophomore dietetics major from Mount Sterling, Kentucky, credits his academic and personal success at UK to the tremendous support of the scholarship which allows him to focus more on his studies and campus involvement and less on financial concerns. With an outstanding 4.0 cumulative GPA, which he considers to be his greatest achievement in the past year, Jevincio is very active in extracurricular activities as a member of the Student Dietetic & Nutrition Association, Wildcat Student Ambassadors and Greenthumb. 

As a Student Ambassador, Jevincio travels around the state to different Preview Nights, giving high school students a glimpse into life at UK. As a member of Greenthumb, he works with environmental organizations to strive toward carbon neutrality on campus. In the spring semester, Jevincio enjoyed working in the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition. 

Aside from his studies, Jevincio is very active in community outreach as a volunteer for the Arbor Youth Services, Seedleaf, Campus Kitchens, God’s Pantry and Manna Ministry. He plans to pursue a career as a registered dietitian in the community, a path in which he hopes to impact many people by promoting a healthy lifestyle.