Ed Brown Scholars, Jordyn Elder and Jaida Alee, have been placed as student interns at Keeneland, and Ed Brown Fellow Timothy Campbell, Jr. has been placed as a Keeneland Library Associate as the partnership between Keeneland and the Ed Brown Society continues to develop in its first year.
Alee is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky, majoring in Equine Science and Management and Elder is on schedule to graduate with honors, from Kentucky State University in May of 2023, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Campbell is a December 2022 graduate of the University of Kentucky, with a Master of Arts in History.
Plans and preparations are also underway for the inaugural Ed Brown Race Day at Keeneland, scheduled for Apr. 23.
The Ed Brown Society celebrates the rich history of African-Americans in the equine industry while creating opportunities for young people of color to gain industry exposure, training and experience, through academic scholarships, development programming and professional internships.
“We are very happy about the strides we are making in year one of our partnership with Keeneland,” said EBS President Ray Daniels. “Facilitating these opportunities for Jaida, Jordyn and Timothy will undoubtedly further their journeys toward successful career placements within their respective disciplines. We are also looking forward to an exciting Ed Brown Race Day that will allow our supporters to enjoy an incredible day at Keeneland–one of the most charming venues in all of Thoroughbred racing.”
Keeneland President and CEO Shannon Arvin added, “We are excited to welcome Jordyn, Jaida and Timothy to the Keeneland team this spring. Keeneland and Ed Brown Society share a commitment to create diversity among our industry leaders, and we look forward to providing more opportunities for people from all backgrounds.”
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