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The mission of the Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence is to advance the University of Kentucky's commitment to three broad areas: Student Excellence, Teaching Excellence, and Program Excellence. The ultimate goal is for the University to be nationally recognized as a beacon of undergraduate excellence. The Chellgren Center contributes to that goal by raising aspirations of UK students; assisting students in realizing their highest academic potential; inspiring progressive reform and innovation in teaching, learning, and curriculum development; and fostering creative and productive collaborations across the many programs and departments engaged in the undergraduate mission.



Fellow Zoe Hert Named Goldwater Scholar

April 19, 2021 - Congratulations to biology major and Chellgren Fellow Zoe Hert, who is one of three UK students awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

This year's Goldwater Scholars...

58 New Members Inducted Into Alpha Lambda Delta

March 23, 2021 -  The University of Kentucky chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) National Honor Society inducted 58 new members at a virtual ceremony March 10. 

Alpha Lambda Delta...

Q&A with Dr. Pat Whitlow, Director of Nationally Competitive Awards

March 18, 2021 - "It’s very satisfying to be a part of a student’s career while they are at UK, and I’m so delighted to keep up with so many as they move on to their post-UK lives."


Chellgren Student Fellows Information Session

March 8, 2021 - Calling all first-year students! The Chellgren Center will host a virtual information session at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16 for students interested in the Chellgren Student...

Omicron Delta Kappa Inducts 56 New Members

January 27, 2021 - The University of Kentucky Nu Circle of national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) inducted 56 new members at a virtual ceremony on Dec. 9. ODK recognizes...