Kenan Scholars Blog

Kenan Scholars Spend Spring Break Building Homes in Guatemala

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April 02, 2020

Kenan Scholar Jessie LaMasse shares her experience building homes for impoverished families in Antigua, Guatemala with the organization From Houses to Homes. More

Kenan Scholar Alumi Update

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March 10, 2020

Kenan Scholar alum, Matt Bravante graduated with the first cohort of undergraduate Kenan Scholars last May. After completing his honors thesis in the field of energy pricing, Matt moved to New York City for a brief stint to work for Bloomberg New Energy Finance. More

Kenan Scholars Recognize the Value of Data Literacy

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March 06, 2020

The Kenan Scholars research workshop series continued on Friday, Feb. 28, with a discussion on data literacy led by Nancy Lovas, Entrepreneurship & Business Librarian at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Davis Library. More

Reflections from the 2020 Kenan Institute Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Conference

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February 28, 2020

Kenan Scholar Abby Staker shares her takeaways from the 2020 Kenan Institute Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Conference. More

A Reflection on the 2020 Kenan Institute Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Conference Keynote Featuring Arlan Hamilton

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February 27, 2020

Kenan Scholar JoLynn Smith reflects on the KIFE 2020 keynote address from Backstage Capital Founder Arlan Hamilton and argues that the venture capital space needs to adopt more of Hamilton's "disruptive" strategies. More

Understanding Success and Failure: Board of Mentors Panel Session

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February 21, 2020

One of the greatest benefits of being a Kenan Scholar is having the opportunity to connect with the Kenan Scholars Board of Mentors, a group of successful professionals in the public and private sectors that are unique to each cohort. On Friday, Feb. 14, the sophomore scholars (Class of 2022) were joined by five mentors who discussed their career experiences and gave advice to these future professionals. More

Authentic Passion: Kevin Clark Inspires Kenan Scholars

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February 20, 2020

Kevin J. Clark, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School alumnus and head of operational excellence for digital marketing at LinkedIn, shared his professional journey at the Kenan Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on February 14, 2020. More

Kenan Scholars: Keeping the Passion Alive

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February 19, 2020

Since graduating from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School in 2018, Elizabeth Berry has been working as an associate project manager at The Link Group in their Durham, North Carolina office. Read more about her post-grad experience. More

Exploring Business Research with Kenan Scholars

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February 14, 2020

This workshop, hosted on Friday, Feb. 7, provided students the opportunity to learn from a panel of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School faculty and students who are currently engaged in business research. The panel included Brad Hendricks, Paige Ouimet, Sreedhari Desai, Angelica Leigh, Ian Kenny and was moderated by Sarah Kenyon, research associate at the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. More

Defining Who We Are: Kenan Scholars Orientation Retreat

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January 28, 2020

Michael Byrd, Kenan Scholars class of 2022, shares his insights on the program's orientation which took place on Jan. 10 and 11. More