UK student appointed to state higher ed council

Christopher J. Crumrine of Lexington, a University of Kentucky graduate student, has been named the student member of the state Council on Postsecondary Education.

Gov. Steve Beshear appointed Crumrine on Tuesday for a term that expires June 30, 2009.

Crumrine has a bachelor's degree in mass communications from UK, where is he working toward a master of public administration degree.

He is a former chief of staff of UK's Student Government Association and is strategic programs assistant for Phi Gamma Delta International Fraternity.

Crumrine succeeds UK law student Ryan Quarles of Georgetown, whose CPE term expired.

Quarles will spend the 2008-2009 academic year at Harvard University as one of 25 Zuckerman Fellows. The fellows receive full tuition and a $30,000 stipend to support study toward a public service career in education, public health or government.

Quarles will pursue a graduate degree in education and will also take classes at the Harvard Law School and Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He plans to complete his UK law degree in 2009-2010.

Quarles, who grew up on a family farm, already has three UK degrees: a bachelor's degree with a triple major, a master's degree in diplomacy and a master's degree in agricultural economics.