Merrill Scholar: Gregg Kemp

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Gregory Kemp, Vienna '73-'74

Having never set foot previous outside the state of Georgia, Gregg Kemp, took his first airplane ride from Atlanta to New York, and his second from New York to London. Having missed dinner the first night because the schedule read "dinner at 16:30" which he perceived to be 6:30 p.m. instead of 4:30 p.m., he found his way to a local pub, and met and made his first European friends. From that moment on, Gregg embraced study abroad, learning German, traveling all over Europe, and remaining in Paris the following summer working in a restaurant and teaching English to French businessmen. His academic and professional career would lead him to earn a law degree at Notre Dame University, take up criminal law in private practice, work undercover for the FBI, and practice corporate law for a major pharmaceutical company.

"I never had the opportunity to meet Mr. Merrill, but I am eternally grateful for the amazing opportunity he made possible for me that changed my view of the world and what I could do in it."