UNH Media Relations
DURHAM, N.H - Thirty student employees in the University of New Hampshire Office of Business Affairs are the recipients of $250 textbook scholarships given by Fred ('64) and Richard Kfoury ('68) of Central Paper Products Co. of Manchester.
Central Paper supplies paper and plastic products to UNH. In April 2007, the company agreed to give the university two percent of the total sales, and hoped the plan might become a prototype for other companies.
"This program is beneficial to the students and the university and we would hope that more businesses would become involved with the university at whatever level they feel comfortable," says Fred Kfoury, president of Central Paper.
David May, assistant vice president of business affairs, decided to use the money to help students buy textbooks. Last year, 13 students working under the Office of Business Affairs umbrella received scholarships.
"We are grateful for the generosity the Kfourys have shown in awarding these scholarships," May says. "It is an opportunity for our managers to thank students for their hard work and dedication in serving the university community."
The Office of Business Affairs includes dining, housing, printing and mail services, conferences and catering, and the New England Center.
The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a New England liberal arts college and a major research university with a strong focus on undergraduate-oriented research. A land, sea and space-grant university, UNH is the state�s flagship public institution, enrolling 11,800 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students.