Business Affairs Students Receive Textbook Scholarships

Business Affairs Students Receive Textbook Scholarships

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Students who work for the Office of Business Affairs have benefited from Fred Kfoury Jr.’s affinity for his alma mater since 2007 when he first began funding textbook scholarships. Just weeks ago, before his Feb. 19 death, the New Hampshire businessman was on campus to meet the recipients of this year’s awards.

In 2007, Kfoury ‘64 began funding scholarships for students who work for Dining, Housing, Printing and Mailing Services, Conferences and Catering and Transportation Services through his family-owned business, Central Paper Products. In an effort to give something back, he decided to return two percent of the total amount UNH Dining spent annually on paper goods at the Manchester-based company to seed the scholarships.

That first year, 13 students recommended by their supervisors received scholarships of up to $250. This year 38 top performers were recognized. Business Affairs units employ more than 860 students at any given time.

“We were saddened to learn of Fred’s passing. His generosity to our students in recognition of their service is just one example of his love for UNH,” says David May, associate vice president of Business Affairs. “Fred spoke to the students at our recent gathering and encouraged them to find ways to give back. He was always intrigued with their major of study and wished them the best.”

In addition to the textbook scholarships, Kfoury was a past sponsor of UNH hockey games, and served on the Alumni Association's board of directors. In 2004, UNH awarded him its Alumni Meritorious Service Award. He was honored again in 2010. His family-owned company is a corporate partner for Athletics.