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Two Mount Students Selected for Prestigious Forbes Under 30 Summit


Among 1,000 high-achieving students chosen for the Forbes Under 30 Scholars Program from colleges across the country

Riverdale, N.Y. – College of Mount Saint Vincent students Denishá Kuhlor ’19 and Caitlin Macahilig ’18 are among 1,000 students nationwide selected to attend the 2017 Forbes Under 30 Summit, a powerhouse event featuring pioneers across the globe in tech, business, and beyond. The conference will take place October 1-4, 2017 in Boston, Mass.

Ms. Kuhlor and Ms. Macahilig were chosen to participate through the Forbes Under 30 Scholars Program, a program primarily focused on diversity and inclusion in the tech and business industries. Ms. Kuhlor, a double major in nursing and communication, and Ms. Macahilig, a communication major with a double minor in theater and Philippine Studies, will gain access to the Forbes Under 30 Summit featuring 200 world-class speakers, including investors, celebrities, musicians, fashion designers, educators, and political and business leaders who reflect the entrepreneurial essence of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. The scholarship program will offer the students free access to the Forbes Under 30 Summit taking place at different venues across the city of Boston, and accelerated networking opportunities for those selected.

A native of Wallingford, Conn., Ms. Kuhlor created Plucked, an app that allows students to approach the college application process in a more organized and cost-efficient way. The tech enthusiast recently completed a summer internship with Silicon Valley Bank in New York City; the internship went so well, Ms. Kuhlor returned for the fall semester.

Ms. Macahilig, a lifelong Bronx resident, is a self-described theater geek who enjoyed a year-long internship exploring development and marketing at the Classic Stage Company in Manhattan. This fall, she began interning in the production department of the The Rachel Ray Show.

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational, and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary for lives of professional accomplishment, service, and leadership in the 21st century.