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Kenny, 27, says he liked science in high school and he did well in the subject, but he “didn’t have the drive” to consider it a career. So he started out as a business major at Framingham State University. Finding it to be less than satisfying, Kenny took a different path and joined the United States Marines. He served as an infantryman from 2004 – 2009, including two tours in Iraq, and is now a Corporal in the Reserves.
When he arrived on the MassBay campus in January 2010, he had heard from a few friends that it was a good school and a good atmosphere. When he found the biotech program, “I knew what I wanted to do.”
“I’ve learned so much here,” says Kenny. “Faculty and staff have been great – anytime I’ve needed help they’ve been there.
Suffice it to say, Kenny was a natural as a scientist. In 2012 he was selected as a Goldwater Scholar – the nation’s most prestigious undergraduate science award. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1996, colleges and universities across the country are allowed to submit four names to the Barry M. Goldwater scholarship program and only 300 are chosen. Goldwater scholars are chosen based on their intention to make a difference in science, math and technology.
After graduating from MassBay in May of 2012, Kenny is now a student at Boston University pursuing his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry.
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