Kenan Scholars Blog

My Honors Thesis Journey: A Kenan Scholars Perspective

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June 25, 2020

Abby Staker (BSBA '20) reflects on her journey writing a senior thesis as part of the Kenan Scholars program. More

Kenan Scholars #YourVoiceMatters Virtual Conversation

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June 22, 2020

On June 11th, Kenan Scholars hosted the first #YourVoiceMatters zoom conversation to reflect on and learn about recent acts of anti-Black violence. More

Note from the Director, Kim Allen

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June 03, 2020

We are pleased to report that we have completed a spectacular year of growth and high-impact for the Kenan Scholars program. More

Kenan Scholars Mentor Bakes Muffins and Builds Relationships

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May 29, 2020

Mentor Mike Norona, a former Fortune 500 company CFO, created a community among the Kenan Scholar cohort this year. About once a month, he gathered a small group of scholars around homemade muffins as fuel to spark conversation. More

Kenan Scholars Honor Graduating Seniors at Senior Sendoff

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May 26, 2020

The Kenan Scholars program gathered virtually on Thursday, May 7 to honor its graduating seniors during the Senior Sendoff. This event provided the Kenan Scholars Class of 2020 the opportunity to reflect on their experiences, acknowledge fellow scholars and Kenan Institute staff who have made a positive impact, and be congratulated by students, faculty and staff for their achievements. More

Two Graduating Students Honored with Kenan Institute Awards

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May 01, 2020

The Kenan Scholars program congratulates two graduating students for their receipt of the Kenan Institute’s two highest honors.  Kenan Scholar Chris Dean Karras received the John Kasarda Research Excellence Award and Sarah Muneton, Kenan Scholars program assistant, was awarded the Kenan Institute Impact Award. More

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 Alumni 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