The 22-year-old, who studies computing science at Queen’s University, spent a year at Hastings College, Nebraska undertaking a business course.
Kevin was among 50 students from Northern Ireland to successfully graduate from the programme and was honoured at a graduation ceremony at the Harbour Commissioner’s Office in Belfast recently.
He was named 'Student of the Year' after achieving top academic marks for an essay highlighting how the experience has helped further his employability.
Speaking about the award, Kevin said: “During my time on Study USA I tried to say ‘Yes’ to everything - stepping outside my comfort zone and maximising every opportunity that came my way.
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County Derry Post 15th October 2019