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Kelsie Ruff

“I’m paying for my own education. My family is unable to contribute to my tuition or living expenses, so without the help from the Flagler Scholarship Fund, there is no way I would be able to be at Flagler.”

Kelsie Ruff, ’10
Liberal Arts Major

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Kyle Jennette

“I wanted to be active in my classes and interact with my fellow students and professors one-on-one. When I visited Flagler, I instantly fell for it, and I knew I would thrive here.”

Kyle Jennette, ’11
Psychology Major

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Caroline Young

“When I am practicing yoga [in the Ringhaver Student Center], looking out at Ponce, the pool, and all of the palm trees, I still feel like I go to school in some kind of paradise.”

Caroline Young, ’11
Communication Major

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Will Nix

“I hope to go to graduate school for architecture and focus on community planning. I would like to create a sustainable system of communities in Third World countries.”

Will Nix, ’11
Fine Arts Major

 


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Kyle Jennette

Kyle Jennette, '11, Psychology Major

It was the close-knit community that drew Kyle Jennette to Flagler College. He realized that the small class sizes at Flagler could help him grow and network. Combined with a traditional psychology degree, the internships and personal attention are helping Kyle get the experience he needs for his future career in neuropsychology.

“I wanted to be active in my classes and interact with my fellow students and professors one-on-one,” Kyle said. “When I visited Flagler, I instantly fell for it, and I knew I would thrive here.”

Kyle draws inspiration from a favorite Albert Einstein quote: “Only a life lived for others, is a life worthwhile.”

Through his career path, he hopes to help those who cannot help themselves.

In between being a Resident Advisor and Student Government Representative to the Faculty Senate, Kyle is a research student at Mayo Clinic. He works under a resident neuropsychologist studying Alzheimer’s. Kyle studies the genes responsible for Alzheimer’s in hopes of finding a method for early detection. He is also completing a second internship at the University of Florida’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. While there, he participates in clinical research projects with children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Kyle also volunteered at the University of Florida’s Whitney Lab for Marine Biosciences. All of these experiences have allowed him to create a competitive resume for graduate school applications.

As a student ambassador, he is able to encourage others to dream big. “I’m proof that you can and will be backed in all of your academic pursuits, even if they extend beyond the scope of the College’s offerings,” Kyle said.


“Only a life lived for others, is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein