One of the great pleasures and privileges of being president of the University of Washington is getting to meet remarkable students. Yesterday I was honored to pay tribute to three truly outstanding undergraduate students: sophomore Jeffrey Lee, junior Megan Kufeld and senior Connor Lynch. They were selected as our 2013–2014 Presidential Medalists, based on their high scholastic standing and difficulty of coursework at the end of the 2013 school year.
These students’ contributions to the UW aren’t just limited to the scholastic. They lead diverse, well-rounded lives outside of class too! Jeffrey is a skilled amateur photographer, Megan is the starting goalkeeper for the UW women’s soccer team and Connor shares a passion for skateboarding with his brother (a 2013 UW chemistry graduate).
I invite you to learn more about these students and their ambitions for making the world a better place.