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Learning to Adapt with the Board of Mentors

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November 23, 2021

On November 5, Kenan Scholars Class of 2023 met via Zoom for their second mentor panel session of the semester with another group of program mentors: Dr. Adam Mersereau, John Puskar and Ashley Mohney. Kenan Scholar Darien Kenner moderated the panel. More

Welcome, Kenan Scholars Class of 2024!

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November 10, 2021

Twenty-five sophomore students from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School have been selected as members of the sixth class of undergraduate Kenan Scholars. This five-semester program, sponsored by the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, brings together UNC business majors and minors that exhibit leadership and a passion for serving on campus and in the community. From Morehead-Cain Scholars to UNC ROTC to UNC Student Government, the Kenan Scholars Class of 2024 is a fantastic representation of Kenan Scholars values and impact on society. More

Mentors on Mentorship: Board of Mentors Share Valuable Insights with Scholars in Panel Session

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October 26, 2021

On Friday, October 8, junior scholars were joined by Kenan Scholars Class of 2023 Board of Mentors Dillion Vess, Rob Mazzoni and Jordan Mareno who shared their perspectives and insights working in the private and public sectors. The panel was the first in a series of mentor panels and was facilitated by Alexandra Hatsios, a current scholar. More

Kenan Scholars Class of 2020 Returns for Graduation Celebration

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October 19, 2021

On Sunday, October 10, the Kenan Scholars Class of 2020 gathered once again, after over a year of anticipation, to celebrate their graduation together. Graduating scholars, along with their families and friends, had the chance to celebrate their achievements within and beyond the Scholars program during a celebration reception at the Kenan Center. More

Kenan Scholars Meet for Coffee and Conversations

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October 12, 2021

After a year of online programming, many Kenan Scholars gathered at Epilogue from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, September 24 to enjoy coffee, pastries and great conversation. More

Fall 2021 Public Sector Showcase Highlights Kenan Scholars Impact

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October 05, 2021

The annual Kenan Scholars Public Sector Showcase provides an interactive and informative look at how Kenan Scholars are positively influencing society locally, nationally and abroad. This year’s showcase did not disappoint as 23 scholars shared their internship experiences from summer 2021. More

Speed Networking with Kenan Scholars

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October 04, 2021

One of the amazing resources provided by the Kenan Scholars program is the Board of Mentors, a select group of business leaders, near-peers, policymakers and UNC Kenan-Flagler faculty that help to guide each scholar on their academic and career journey. Mentors’ professions range from asset and investment management to UNC Faculty and researches, to leaders in state and local government. More

Kenan Scholars Accept the Challenge at Carolina Adventures

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September 23, 2021

On Saturday, September 18, the Kenan Scholars Class of 2023 had the opportunity to visit the Carolina Adventures Challenge Course at the UNC Outdoor Education Center. This experience provided scholars the chance to further strengthen relationships, work as a team and collectively step outside of comfort zones. More

Kenan Scholar Utilizes Exploratory Funds for Entrepreneurship Research Experience

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June 16, 2021

Emily Madrzykowski, a member of the Kenan Scholars Class of 2023, shares her experience attending the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) which provides entrepreneurial scholars and practitioners from around the world with a collaborative platform to share and discuss prominent academic research. More

Five Graduating Students Honored with Kenan Institute Student Awards

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May 24, 2021

The Kenan Scholars Program congratulates five graduating students for their receipt of the Kenan Institute’s highest student honors. This year’s winners were selected from a record number of nominations. The number and quality of the nominations received this year have demonstrated our students’ resilience during these challenging times and excellence in scholarship, leadership, service, and impact. Award recipients were honored during the Kenan Scholars’ Graduation & Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 14, 2021. More