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Hamline Alumnus Receives Fulbright

Kennan Daoudi '13 has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award to work with teachers in Algiers, Algeria. In his new role, he will work in classrooms to provide assistance to the local English teachers and serve as a cultural ambassador.

Daoudi graduated from Hamline in 2013 with a major in environmental studies and a minor in French.

His undergraduate experience at Hamline was one of discovery and growth.

“My time at Hamline allowed me many opportunities to take initiative to pursue my interests, both inside and outside of the classroom, on and off campus. Such pursuits helped me understand more about who I am and what is important to me personally, academically, and professionally,” Daoudi said.

“Through studying abroad, and participating in numerous clubs and campus life, I discovered my passion for service, leadership, and intercultural cooperation and exchange. This Fulbright award is a manifestation of these discoveries,” he added.

After graduating from Hamline, Daoudi used his language skills abroad to teach English in France. He spent time chaperoning children to Costa Rica and working on programs at the Como Zoo before moving to Chicago to pursue a Masters of Arts in Teaching from National Louis University.

Daoudi joins a distinguished group. Only 56 other Pipers have won Fulbright Awards, including most recently, Professor Sam Imbo.

November 2, 2018
Written by staff