Keeneland Association and the Logan Development Group have announced a strategic partnership to provide students participating in Keeneland's College Ambassadors Program with access to the Logan Development Group's Elite Collegiate Career Placement Program.
Under the partnership, each College Ambassador is guaranteed admission to the Elite Collegiate Career Placement Program, a competitive program with an acceptance rate of just 10%. Once enrolled, Ambassadors will receive advice on research and etiquette, exposure to a network of thousands of professionals across the country, aid in the creation of professional resumes, and guaranteed placement after graduation.
"The Keeneland College Ambassadors Program has had a terrific track record of finding the brightest college students throughout Kentucky to support their amazing College Scholarship Days," said Daniel Logan, founder of the Logan Development Group, which is based in Oxford, Miss. "We are thrilled to give these young leaders access to our deep portfolio of contacts, expertise, support, and resources."
The Keeneland College Ambassadors Program enlists students to represent Keeneland on their respective campuses, and to help promote the track's spring and fall race meets. They work as volunteers at Keeneland events throughout the semester, and provide support in organizing the track's popular College Scholarship Day, held during each spring and fall meet. On that day, $1,000 scholarships are awarded to full-time students following each of the afternoon's 10 races. Keeneland will host its fall College Scholarship Day on Friday, Oct. 18.
"The College Ambassadors Program is so special to Keeneland," said Keeneland's president and CEO Bill Thomason in a release. "This is a terrific group of students who work very hard in the classroom and in their communities. It's a wonderful opportunity for us to provide them support as they begin their careers."
In 2013, the roster of Ambassadors features more than 30 students representing six different universities, including the University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, and Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky. Many of the students are leaders on their respective college campuses, actively involved in student government, professional associations, and Greek affiliations.