Select first-year students at Knox build upon their college successes as recipients of the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program.
Hannah completed a summer internship with Equity Partner Match, a Chicago startup where she was a business development associate. After graduation, she plans to work as a strategy consultant or in the entrepreneurial sector at a startup company and later pursue an MBA. Read more about Hannah's Knox experience, including her studies at the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science.
In addition to preparing them for leadership and service, the program encourages participants to gain experience, contacts, and training that can lead to careers in administration or business.
The many advantages of being a Kemper scholar include:
Kemper scholars periodically read and discuss major works on leadership, service, ethics, and business, and they have frequent contact with the national Kemper Foundation staff to discuss academic and professional goals, internships, and learning opportunities.
Only students at designated Kemper Scholars institutions -- such as Knox -- may be nominated for the Kemper Scholars Program, which is sponsored by the James S. Kemper Foundation in Chicago.
Baby talk is serious business for senior Megan Beney, a double major in music and anthropology and sociology. Her Honors research focuses on the musical qualities of the ways that people talk to infants.
Leading up to a worldwide event -- Gun Control Theatre Action Week, May 27 through June 2 -- a play by Knox College theatre professor Neil Blackadder is selected for a new collection, "24 Gun Control Plays."
Seniors Megan Beney and Eva Marley spoke at the Central States Anthropology Society. Beney's topic was the musical nature of speech directed at infants, and Marley discussed social media sites and social movements.