Hopkinsville native at WKU selected for prestigious program

Hayden Grace of Hopkinsville (left) and Deven Richardson of Bowling Green (right) are WKU’s first Rangel Scholars.

A Hopkinsville native attending Western Kentucky University has is one of only two college students in the Commonwealth to be selected for the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program.

WKU junior, Hayden Grace, is also one of only 15 students from across the country selected for the program that attracts and prepares students for careers in international service.

Grace and Bowling Green native Deven Richardson will study international affairs and politics at Howard University in Washington, D.C. this summer, where they will enroll in courses related to U.S. foreign policy, economics and writing to prepare for careers in international affairs.  In addition, they will be introduced to professionals who work on global issues and visit institutions involved in international affairs, such as the U.S. Department of State, Central Intelligence Agency, World Bank and foreign embassies.

Grace, a mathematical economics major, is the son of April Grace and Greg Cable.  He plans to combine his studies in economics and interest in global issues as an economics officer in the U.S. foreign service.