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Colby Birkes

Colby BirkesColby is a senior political science major from Winchester, Kentucky, and is the son of Dee and Lora Birkes. He is a member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, where he served on the executive board as secretary. He is also an international scholar, member of the Cicero Honors Society, and the recipient of the Horrigan Scholarship.
 
Prior to his term as Student Government Association (SGA) president, Birkes served as an at-large senator, sitting on the Student Life committee, his sophomore year. Birkes was named the 2018-19 Congressman of the Year and Student of the Year. During his junior year, Birkes served as the student body vice president, leading the SGA to its highest participation in history. Birkes is also a member of the Pre-Law Society, and will participate in an undergraduate research fellowship this coming year.
 
After graduation, Birkes will join the United States Coast Guard where he hopes to earn a spot as an Aviation Survival Technician (rescue swimmer), and then attend law school at the University of Kentucky.
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