Duke and UNC students receive Kenan Moral Purpose Award

lauren-carrollThe winners of the 2014 Kenan Moral Purpose Award are Lauren Carroll, Trinity ’14 and Daniel Pigeon, UNC-CH ’15. The Kenan Moral Purpose Award is given for the best undergraduate student essay on the role a liberal arts education plays in students’ exploration of the personal and social purposes by which to orient their future and the intellectual, emotional, and moral commitments that make for a full life. Established in honor of the Institute’s 15th anniversary at Duke and subsequently expanded, the award represents a partnership with the Parr Center for Ethics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. One winner from each school receives $1,000 annually.

Read their winning essays, “Split Loyalties” and “Mandatory Modesty.”