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Kinesiology students at the Fried Center for Advancement of Potential say both clients and colleagues add to their learning experience.

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  • Kinesiology

The new club is led by Catherine DeSouza, a graduate student in UVA EHD’s kinesiology program.

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Student volunteers are helping walk young children to Clark Elementary School, joining the “walking bus.”

The Young Women Leaders Program pairs UVA students with middle school “little sisters” for mentoring relationships. Leslie Greer Fendley, a Burley Middle School counselor, encouraged her daughter, Ella, a UVA student, to become a mentor.

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Hutcherson, a second-year counselor education student, received the award for her academic excellence, passion for counseling, and potential to make an impact in the field.

UVA doctoral candidate Cat Donahue’s innovation to the University’s concussion management protocol is making things easier for student athletes, athletic trainers, and team physicians.

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  • Kinesiology

For soon-to-be triple ’Hoo Sean McDonald, growth has come from marrying his ambition with his passion: supporting adolescent learners in special education.

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  • Curriculum, Instruction & Special Education

Quana Dennis expected to work his way through college and take out loans, but an email changed that plan. Since then, he’s given back more than he’s received.

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  • Center for Race and Public Education in the South

Kennedy Wilkins struggled to find her place as a first-year during COVID. But time spent caring for her grandmother helped her find both her home at UVA and her future career.

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Driven by a passion for uplifting women and girls in tech, Kim Wilkens has built a thriving career as a teacher, nonprofit leader, and community advocate. Earning her doctorate at UVA is helping her take her passion to the next level.

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