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Posted on Jul 3, 2015 |

Photo: New Keller Endowment for STEM Program at CovCath

Photo: New Keller Endowment for STEM Program at CovCath

Scott McKinley, who created the new endowment for STEM programs at Covington Catholic High School, holds a photo of Greg Keller, the high school classmate he named it for, at a meeting of the CCH Robotics Club this spring.

Scott McKinley, who created the new endowment for STEM programs at Covington Catholic High School, holds a photo of Greg Keller, the high school classmate he named it for, at a meeting of the CCH Robotics Club this spring.

 

Covington Catholic High School’s new endowment for its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program honors 1980 graduate Greg Keller, who died in 2000 after battling Hodgkin’s disease.

The CovCath football lineman attended NKU and the University of Illinois, earning degrees in biology, and earned a second masters in business administration.  “Greg Keller emulated the essence of the program before the term STEM ever existed, says his friend, Scott McKinley, who started the endowment at the boys’ high school.

“In my opinion, the STEM program is the most important new academic discipline that the school has ever sponsored.,” he said. “It will expand the career horizons of every young man in the program. I hope this endowment will help draw publicity about the program, garnering it more financial support, but also attracting bright students from around the area.”

Photo courtesy Covington Catholic High School.

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