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November 28th, 2012

Two cadets earn 2012 Rhodes Scholarships

WEST POINT – The Rhodes Trust recently announced that Cadets Kiley F. Hunkler, St. Louis, and Evan R. Szablowski, Bakersfield, Calif., have earned 2012 Rhodes Scholarships. They are two of 45 students from around the world to be selected for the prestigious scholarship.

"Having two Rhodes Scholars is a tribute to the excellence of our cadets, our programs and our faculty who educate and inspire them," said Dean of Academics, Brig. Gen. Timothy Trainor.

Hunkler, an Engineering Psychology major, plans to study Global Health Science at Oxford on the Rhodes Scholarship before attending medical school.

"I am completely elated," said Hunkler "I feel incredibly humbled… I owe many thanks to all of those who helped me in this process and throughout my entire experience at West Point. Being named a Rhodes scholar means that I have a unique opportunity to work, study, and live with incredibly talented individuals from all over in an effort to make a difference in the world."

Szablowski, a Mathematics major, plans to study Data Analytics and Machine Learning. He hopes to serve as a Military Intelligence officer.

"Oxford will definitely equip me with technical expertise," said Szablowski. "I have the opportunity to work with an international cohort and meet people from around the globe. I will also be surrounded by experts of all disciplines and fields, helping me grow outside of just my own degree. I think this well-rounded perspective is absolutely necessary for a future leader in the Army."

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