Psychology grad makes impact at WKU and beyond

Alicia Carter Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024

For Luke Wininger, a Mahurin Honors College student from Bowling Green who graduates in May, coming to WKU was an easy decision.

“I chose to attend WKU because of the merit scholarship opportunities, study abroad programs through the Mahurin Honors College and to stay closer to my brothers for a little longer as they positively influence and motivate me,” Wininger said.

Following his innate curiosity, Wininger explored different course offerings at WKU, a strategy he said served him well.

“Starting college, I took classes on topics that I was genuinely curious about. Once it was time to declare a major, I decided on psychology because it was the major in which I had the most credits in. Taking this approach allowed me to explore subjects I may have never been exposed to rather than going in with a set path. I learned the importance of following my intuition in the process,” Wininger said.

Wininger did not waste time getting involved in a wide range of campus activities. 

He served Sigma Phi Epsilon as its Vice President of Recruitment, the Interfraternity Council as Academic Director and the Business Association for Development as Vice President. He was also involved in the Student Government Association and enjoyed getting involved in Preston Health and Activities Center by taking classes in yoga and cycling and participating in intramural sports. To top it all off, he was awarded a Gilman Scholarship and used it to study abroad in Costa Rica during his senior year.