"We are all connected. When I am well, it allows me to uplift the people around me. When you are well, it benefits me. This is the essence of a True Community."
Luke spoke with other students, professors and administrators to find a solution—leading him to co-author and pass a mental health resolution through NKU’s Student Government Association. This resolution improved counseling services for all students and resulted in the hiring of NKU’s first Black counselor.
Throughout his time at NKU, Luke has served as a strong and innovative leader in his many roles. He served as vice president of the Rho Gamma chapter and assistant district director of Kentucky for the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and as the president of the NAACP unit on campus. He was also involved with the National Society of Leadership and Success, NKU R.O.C.K.S. and NKU LAMP.
Outside of the NKU community, Luke is an American Red Cross authorized instructor and volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club, where he was presented with the 2018 Mentor of the Year Award.
One of Luke’s highest accomplishments is the founding of a nonprofit organization called True Community which promotes holistic health and wellness.
A program hosted by True Community, Wellness Wednesday “is intentionally designed for the individual’s physical, mental, emotional, social, financial and spiritual wellness,” Luke explains. “We are all connected. When I am well, it allows me to uplift the people around me. When you are well, it benefits me. This is the essence of a True Community.”
After graduation, Luke is looking forward to continuing his efforts as Executive Director of True Community and growing his two businesses. Additionally, he plans to pursue a master’s in public health.