Student Honored by Ky. Secretary of State
Jessica Jacobs, left, Leitchfield, a sophomore at EKU and one of two college students nationally to receive an Access Path to Psychology and Law Experience (APPLE) research scholarship, was honored recently by Kentucky Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes, center. Grimes personally presented Kentucky Colonel commissions to Jacobs and her EKU faculty mentor, Dr. Dustin Wygant, right. “It was a privilege to meet Jessica and Dr. Wygant in my office and present to each of them commissions to become Kentucky Colonels,” Grimes said. “Talented, motivated students like Jessica are the key to Kentucky’s future, and we count on dedicated educators like Dr. Wygant to mentor them and ensure they achieve their fullest potential. I enjoyed hearing their first-hand account of Jessica’s path to the elite APPLE program; their experience is a shining example of the aspirations and perseverance that will lead Kentucky to its brightest future.” Jacobs is a 2010 graduate of Grayson County High School and plans eventually to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology.