LEXINGTON- Harrodsburg's Dan Hopewell believes he is well prepared to make the transition from the football field to the financial world. Hopewell, a double major in marketing and management, received his bachelor's degree at the University of Kentucky's 137th Commencement Saturday in Lexington's Rupp Arena.
A quarterback, wide receiver, and defensive back at Harrodsburg High School, Hopewell earned second team all-state honors from the Associated Press and was an honor roll student.
Although he saw limited game action during his four years as a wide receiver on the Wildcats' football team, Hopewell maintained his solid performance in the classroom, earning a place on the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Academic Honor Roll in 2001, as well as being inducted into UK's prestigious Frank G. Ham Society of Character. His overall 3.0 grade point average and other accomplishments at UK helped him land a position as a financial representative for Northwestern Mutual Life in Lexington, where he will begin work on May 17.