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Willamette student named national Kemper Scholar

The James S. Kemper Foundation has selected Keith Fakhoury '13 for the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program, which prepares him for leadership and service, especially in the fields of administration and business.

Fakhoury was selected on the basis of academic excellence, character, and leadership and service experience. He will receive annual scholarships of up to $8,000 for his remaining three years of college, along with ongoing mentoring.

He also will receive a $6,500 stipend for work as an intern at a major not-for-profit organization in Chicago during the summer after his sophomore year, and grants from $2,000-$6,000 to support an internship the following summer at a for-profit organization of his choice.

Fakhoury is majoring in economics and plans a career in hotel design and management. He plans to attend Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Switzerland during his junior year.

Through the Associated Students of Willamette, he is co-chair of the Honors & Awards Committee, serves on the Finance Board and is a class senator. He was recently elected president of the freshman honor society, Alpha Lambda Delta.

Willamette is one of 15 small colleges that can nominate students to be Kemper Scholars. For more about national fellowship opportunities, visit Student Academic Grants and Awards.

04-28-2010