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May 4, 2021

Dulle, Killingsworth Awarded Wiley Stay the Course Grants

Two Avila students, Bridget Dulle and Kirryn Killingsworth, were among 200 students awarded the Wiley Stay the Course grant which supports students looking to persist in their college careers.

Wiley Publishing, which has produced academic journals, books and content for scientific, medical and other scholarly research for over 200 years, awarded $100,000 in funding to 200 students from across the country. Dulle—a junior from Kansas City, Missouri who was nominated by Anna Riffe, visiting instructor of Mathematics—said the prize was a surprise.

“Any award is a great honor, and I am very happy to have received so much support and respect from the Avila community,” she said. “I’m hoping to become a fifth-grade math teachers and to give students the opportunity to get an amazing education like I’ve had. I’ve been inspired by my professors at Avila, especially the fact you get to create a relationship with them one on one.”

Killingsworth—a sophomore from Shawnee, Kansas nominated by Hadas Moshonov-Cohavi, assistant professor of Mathematics—said the grant will allow her to concentrate on her studies.

“I feel very blessed to receive this grant—it meant a lot to me because it was able to take off some financial stress from tuition and living expenses,” she said. “I am so thankful to Professor Moshonov-Cohavi for considering me for the grant. I’m planning to go to dental school to get my licensing and Avila’s excellent academic environment is helping prepare me for that.”

For more information about the Wiley Stay the Course Grant, please visit here.

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