A Winning Mentality: UK MBA Welcomes Kentucky Football Players to the Class of 2022

The University of Kentucky MBA and the Gatton College of Business and Economics are excited to welcome three UK Football players to the One Year MBA program, Class of 2022, which are Luke Fortner (Offensive Guard), Quintin Wilson (Center) and Matthew Ruffolo (Kicker).

"We're thrilled to welcome a diverse cohort to the UK MBA program," says Christopher Carney, Director of MBA Recruitment at the Gatton College of Business and Economics. "The student athletes bring a strong a work ethic to the program and we look forward to supporting them, and all of our students, in their success."

Gatton's full-time One Year MBA  is designed for young professionals, recent graduates and emerging leaders across all academic majors. UK MBA candidates seek a versatile business skill set and want to achieve long-term success, personally and professionally. 

"I am motivated to win inside and outside of the classroom because I’ve always prided myself on having an unfaltering work ethic," says Luke Fortner. "I have a hunger for challenge and a steady belief that I can impact the world in a positive way." 

"In order to accomplish my goals in life, I believe it is imperative to me to succeed inside and outside of the classroom," says Quintin Wilson. "I want to leave a lasting impact on everyone I meet, and I have the ability to make a lasting difference in this world." 

"I want to be successful in my performance on and off the field," says Matthew Ruffolo. "Choosing to pursue the UK MBA while playing football will be a challenge, but I know that it will enable me to be successful later in life."

At 51 credits, the One Year MBA is Gatton's full-time program which offers a built-in internship experience called Project Connect, a myriad of professional development opportunities, team competitions and strong alumni outcomes

For more information on UK Football, visit ukathletics.com/sports/football. For more information on the UK MBA, visit us at gatton.uky.edu/mba.