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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.



UK's Phi Beta Kappa Chapter Inducts 32 New Members

The University of Kentucky chapter of Phi Beta Kappa recently inducted 32 new members into the prestigious academic honor society. This year’s induction ceremony, originally scheduled for April 22...

Four Chellows Recognized by NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

May 13, 2020 - Congratulations to Stephen Parsons and Esther Putman, who were selected to receive government-funded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships!


Usman Hamid Named Outstanding Psychology Major

May 1, 2020 - Senior Chellow Usman Hamid received the spring 2020 Outstanding Psychology Major Award from UK's Department of Psychology. Congratulations Usman!

Michael Hamilton and Joe Walden Honored With Singletary Award

April 27, 2020 - Congratulations to Chellgren Student Fellows Michael Hamilton and Joe Walden for receiving the Otis A. Singletary Outstanding Senior Award!

The Singletary Award recognizes...

Seven Chellgren Fellows Selected to Present at NCUR

March 31, 2020 - Congratulations to the seven Chellgren Fellows who were selected to present at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)! The conference was scheduled for March...