Carlie McCoy joins SOAR team as part of University of Kentucky Scholar Intern program

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Shaping Our Appalachian Region, Inc. (SOAR) is pleased to announce the addition of Carlie McCoy to its team through a collaboration with the University of Kentucky’s Scholar Intern program. 

Carlie McCoy

Carlie McCoy

McCoy, a native of Belfry, Ky., is a second-year student pursuing a degree in Integrated Strategic Communication with a minor in Digital Media and Design at the University of Kentucky.  She will spend 14 weeks this summer as a member of SOAR team.

“We are excited to have Carlie join our team this summer as a part of the University of Kentucky Scholar Intern program,” said Joshua Ball, associate executive director of SOAR. “Carlie represents a segment of our population that is critically important in our work to create a future in Appalachia Kentucky. She’ll bring new and fresh ideas that will help us better communicate our work and the work of our partners.”

McCoy is a 2018 graduate of Belfry High School and was a recipient of the Governor’s Scholars Program. 

“Attending the University of Kentucky was a dream of mine,” said McCoy. “Coming home to the mountains after I obtain my degree is another dream. Being able to be a part of the team at SOAR is a perfect fit for me.  They are working day in and day out to bring new opportunities to the region.”

For more information on SOAR, visit www.soar-ky.org.  To learn more about SOAR’s partnerships and impact across the region, visit www.thereisafuture.org.  To contact McCoy, call (606) 766-1160 or email intern@soar-ky.org.