Each year, a few American students with excellent academic records will receive a 50% discount on their tuition fees.
Kristen Hoey, who died at age 32 after a sudden bout with cancer, experienced a life and left a footprint larger than many who live three times as long. After growing up in Washington, DC and earning her engineering degree at Georgia Tech, she chose the road less traveled by her peers, and obtained her Master of Science degree in Global Supply Chain Management at what is now the Kedge Business School in Bordeaux France.
Kristen savored the education which launched her successful global career and, as the only American in the program, reveled in making and learning with new friends from around the world. In her words: “I wouldn’t trade anything the experience of meeting so many people from so many walks of life and so many cultures. I love noticing that though we’re so different, we’re all really just the same. It’s the humanity and friendship of people all over the world that is invigorating and exciting. It’s genuine”
She so believed that more Americans should benefit from the professional and personal expansion provided by the Kedge program, that Kristen wanted proceeds from her estate to be used to establish scholarships for that purpose. She agreed with Mark Twain (except for including women too!) “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”