Please join us in congratulating Paige on her new position and thanking Greg for his service as Executive Director.
Honoring the contributions of Luther H. Hodges, Sr., and Luther H. Hodges, Jr., in both the private and public sectors, the Luther Hodges Scholars program continues as a premier business education program for future business leaders committed to changing the world for the better.
Our 5th class of scholars graduated in May, and for the first year ever, there was zero attrition! We hosted our signature spring symposium that focused on ESG Investing that drew over nearly 150 students from across campus to explore…
The Class of 2025 is the program’s first cohort to complete our new Cross-Sector Internship Initiative. The new cross-sector internship offers scholars a collaborative, project-based experience with for profit and non-profit organizations that work at the intersection of business and public impact.
Congratulations to the Kenan Scholars Class of 2023 on their graduation from UNC-Chapel Hill! We are proud of each of them and look forward to seeing all that they accomplish in the future.
As I reflect on my junior year at Carolina, my time in Scottsdale, Arizona attending GreenBiz 23 stands out as a highlight of my career development thus far. GreenBiz is the premier annual event for sustainable business leaders that attracts corporate executives, nonprofit innovators, and policymakers alike. Thanks to the generous Luther Hodges Scholars Exploratory Fund, I served as one of the few undergraduate student volunteers at the conference in February.
Luther Hodges Scholars provides professional development funding (“Exploratory Funds”) for experiences that enhance our development as future business leaders. We were able to use a portion of our funds to attend the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
Kesan Ucheya, Kenan Scholars Class of 2024, shares his experience traveling to New York City to attend the Fall Summit for the inaugural cohort of the Voyager Scholarship, a program developed by the collaboration of Barack Obama and AirBnB CEO Brian Chesky.
Kenan Scholar Jaida Jett shares how she utilized the Kenan Scholars exploratory fund to attend the Agrifood Innovation Event’s Vertical Farming conference to learn more about upcoming technologies in the field, current challenges the industry is facing and vertical farming itself.
Claudia Romo Edelman, a Mexican-Swiss diplomat, inspirational speaker, and DEI activist, joined the Kenan Scholars and Carolina LatinX Center on Friday, Nov. 11 in a talking circle to discuss social entrepreneurship and diversity in new business development.
Kenan Scholar Aimee Yan shares her experience at the 2022 Harvard Public Policy Leadership Conference (PPLC).
Jacquelyn Pless, a Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow and Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management, joined the Kenan Scholars in a fireside chat to discuss her research in implementing ESG investments to promote environmentalism in business.