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The KILN scholars and mentors celebrated the end of the academic year with the third annual awards and recognition celebration on April 29, 2015. Scholars and mentors got together one more time to connect with each other and recognize many accomplishments. Several scholars and mentors received special awards; read more about the award winners.

Taylor Fischer, Julie Dunne and Patience Marks, graduating KILN scholars, spoke about their leadership experiences at Boston College. Taylor has been a participant in KILN since 2011, and graduated with her BS in nursing this May. She served as an undergraduate research fellow for two years and was the co- president of Project Sunshine and a member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Julie was a KILN scholar in 2012 and returned to the program this year.  She received her MS in May and will sit for the certification exam as a Psych-Mental health advanced practice nurse while she continues to fulfill the requirements for the PhD. Patience, who was the recipient of the KILN Key award and the prestigious Martin Luther King scholarship last spring, received her BS in May. She also served as a peer freshmen seminar leader and an undergraduate research fellow. The speakers also expressed their gratitude for the opportunities afforded them by the Price Family Foundation.

Cathy Read and Debra Pino Betancourt presented the student and mentor awards. Cathy Read concluded the event by wishing the best of luck to students as they prepared for finals and to graduates as they enter the workforce or pursue a graduate degree.

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