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Deshawn McKinney

Deshawn McKinney

Wisconsin Life | The Scholar

Deshawn McKinney is a man with a plan. Kind of.

“My path in college has just been letting the wind carry me wherever it does and I’ll land somewhere,” says McKinney. “That’s how it kind of feels. I’m at a point now where I trust that process and I trust that path. Whatever happens, you move on.”

So far, letting the wind carry him has worked pretty well. He has been named a winner of the Marshall Scholarship, a prestigious award given to up to 40 scholars each year to study at the graduate level at any UK institution in any field of study. In November 2016, he was named a Rhodes finalist.

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The video appears courtesy of Wisconsin Public Television and aired in December of 2017 as part of the Wisconsin Life series.

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