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College Connection

The LYPC and the University of Louisville have partnered to offer a College Credit course for LYPC students in their senior year.


Seniors can earn 3 hours of Business Management 101 college credit by completing activities that promote critical thinking and creativity.

These credit hours can be transferred to any accredited institution.

Dr. Nat Irvin, Dean of Thought Leadership and Civic Engagement at the UofL's School of Business sponsors this program.

This program allows seniors to expand their knowledge of philanthropy through unique experiences while also earning college credit.



In order to receive the three credit hours, participating students must complete the following requirements in addition to the normal LYPC requirements:

1. Written reflection for each class.

2. A book reflection*

3. Participation in an ask presentation for LYPC

4. A term paper*

5. An individual interview with Dr. Irvin at the conclusion of the program.**

*These activities are assigned at the beginning of the course (August) and are due at the end of the program (March). This time frame is given so that students have as much time possible to produce the best quality work.

**Students work with Dr. Irvin to find a meeting time that works best for both parties. 

About Dr. Irvin

       Author, innovator, futurist, teacher, composer and former radio and television commentator, Nat Irvin, II, serves as Assistant Dean of Thought Leadership and Civic Engagement, and Woodrow M. Strickler Chair, Professor of Management Practice, University of Louisville, College of Business. He teaches graduate courses in the future of management, leadership, and team dynamics.

       Irvin has engaged the leadership and management teams of several groups and organizations, including Fortune 100 companies in strategic conversations focused on the significant social, political, economic, technological and environmental trends and events that will drive the mid-to- long term future.

        Dr. Irvin is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and a Master’s degree in Media Arts. An accomplished composer, he also holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Music Composition from the University of North Texas and is a graduate of the Institute for Educational Management, Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

  • Earn College Credit

  • Expand Learning Opportunities

  • Gain Unique Experiences

  • Explore Philanthropy Further

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U of L offers the LYPC College Credit course at a substantially reduced rate per credit hour. 

An LYPC Scholarship Fund is available to students requiring financial assistance to pay tuition.

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