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Carolina Week of Welcome — Prospective Scholars Explore Corporate Responses to the Current Racial Unrest

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August 14, 2020

To kick off the new school year on Aug. 12, the Kenan Scholars program participated in Carolina’s annual Week of Welcome, which introduces incoming students to the university’s various clubs and organizations. The virtual event addressed how companies have attempted to confront racism amid the current racial unrest. More

We are a Learning and Growing Community

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July 29, 2020

A Message From the Kenan Scholars Program Director, Dr. Kim Allen More

Kenan Scholars Operating Virtually in Fall 2020

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July 29, 2020

A statement from Dr. Greg Brown, Executive Director of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise More

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

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

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