Alumni (Scholar)

Kent Nilsson

Reginald S. and Julia W. Fleet Foundation Jefferson Scholar
Greenbelt, Maryland
B.A. University of Virginia (1996)
M.A. Johns Hopkins University (2001)
M.D. Johns Hopkins University (2002)
Professional Sectors:
Healthcare Services


Sigma Chi, pledge class president, Scholarship Committee chairman; Madison House, Medical Services, Epilepsy, Burn Unit, Tutoring Program; First Year Fellowship; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Watson Activities Committee representative; Judiciary Liaison; First Year Contact; Virginia Literary Review, Poetry; On-Target Leadership Conference; Ascension Lutheran School substitute teacher; Resident Staff, Bonnycastle Association, Selections Committee; Interfraternity Advisory Committee; Washington Literary Society and Debating Union; Boy Scout Troop, Assistant Scoutmaster; Chemistry Department Research; Outstanding Chemistry Student Award; Howard Hughes Research Program; 211 th American Chemical Society convention speaker; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; Raven Society, CLAS representative, Nominating Committee chair, Scholarship Committee trustee; Golden Key National Honor Society; Lawn resident; Society of Sigma Xi's Undergraduate Research Award for Physical Sciences; Intermediate Honors; Dean's List; Echols Scholar; Echols Interdisciplinary with Distinction

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