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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.



Chellgren Student Fellows Program Information Session

February 10, 2020 - Calling all first-year students! The Chellgren Center will host an information session at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19 in 200 Funkhouser Building for students interested...

Emily Huffman Presents Research at International Symposium

February 5, 2020 - Congratulations to 2018 Chellgren Fellow Emily Huffman, who recently traveled to California to present her research at the International Symposium on Neural Regeneration! Emily'...

Phi Kappa Phi Initiates 48 New Members

January 30, 2020 - A total of 48 new members were welcomed into the University of Kentucky's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) recently during the 2019-2020 induction ceremony.


Introducing the 2019 Chellgren Student Fellows!

January 29, 2020 - We are happy to announce our Chellgren Student Fellows for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

Contributing to the university's goal of receiving national recognition for...

Angela Jones awarded $10,000 Astronaut Scholarship

November 26, 2019 - She's out of this world!

Congratulations to Angela Jones for receiving a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). The ASF Scholarship is...