Claire Marie Ehr ’19 and Daniel P. Sukowicz ’19 have been selected from a group of national finalists to become two of 16 in this year’s incoming class of the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program. The James S. Kemper Foundation of Chicago has been supporting Kemper Scholars since the program’s inception in 1948.
Claire, a first-year English major at Valparaiso University, is the daughter of Sue Jenny and Philip Ehr of London. Claire is a member of Christ College — The Honors College and the College of Arts and Sciences. She is involved with the campus Social Action Leadership Team, University Chorale, and Gamma Phi Beta sorority.
“Claire is an insightful student whose wide interests and international experience will be assets to the 2016–2019 Kemper Scholars cohort, said Peter Kanelos, Ph.D., dean of Christ College. “She looks forward to the mentoring and internships the program provides as she develops new perspectives on a future career.”
Daniel, a first-year finance major at Valparaiso University, is the son of Jill and Jim Sukowicz from Lombard, Ill. Daniel is a member of Christ College — The Honors College and the College of Business. He is involved with the student financial management association, which oversees a $100,000 investment portfolio. He enjoys reading, tennis, and volunteer service activities.
“Danny is a highly intelligent student who is eager to combine the breadth of a thorough liberal education with superb training in the increasingly complex world of business and industry,” Dean Kanelos said. “He will make a fine Kemper Scholar and will gain enormous benefit from the mentoring and internships the program provides.”