Two Valparaiso University students are serving in the business and non-profit sectors this summer as they take part in the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program.
Andrew Jarratt, a senior computer science and humanities major from Grafton, Wisconsin, is working with Faurecia, a French Autoparts Manufacturer in Troy, Michigan. Last summer Andrew interned with Chicago Public Television (WTTW-TV) and classical radio station (WFMT-FM) funded solely by memberships and foundation support. Jarratt, a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, enjoys helping others with computers. He works with the Office of Admission hosting prospective students and helps out on visit days.
Chris Larson, a junior German and business major from Woodstock, Illinois, is working at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois. Larson who teaches German to first grade students through the Kinder Lernen Deutsch program at Valpo's Kade-Duesenberg German House and Cultural Center will be studying in Germany in spring 2012.
The Kemper scholarship-mentorship program prepares a select group of students at leading institutions of higher education for leadership and service, particularly in the fields of administration and business. The program has been sponsored by the James S. Kemper Foundation of Chicago since 1948 with the aim of promoting the undergraduate study of liberal arts as the best preparation for life and career. Kemper Scholars combine their education in the liberal arts with opportunities for career exploration and practical experience through internships.