Select first-year students at Knox build upon their college successes as recipients of the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program.
Max was selected for the Kemper program in 2011 and has since interned at ENVIRON, an environmental consulting firm in Shanghai, China, and The Field Museum in Chicago. Read more about Max's Kemper experience.
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.
Knox's Team X-Ray places second among 15 liberal arts colleges that competed in an intense regional contest involving programming teams from colleges and universities in five states.
Finals and term projects can be more than tests and papers, as Knox College faculty make engaging assignments and exams -- including design your own superhero -- to evaluate student academic achievements.
A Knox College graduate and vice president of development at the Greater Peoria Business Alliance, Jim Lynch is among the young leaders recognized by InterBusiness Issues magazine.