2013 TU grad Taber Hunt wins Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

New alumnus to pursue technology policy degree at the University of Cambridge

Given a choice between going to Harvard, Yale or The University of Tulsa, Taber Hunt chose TU. The recent grad recalled of his decision: 

“While the other two schools are obviously attractive based on name brand alone, TU offered a fantastic education close to home, complete with all the extracurricular opportunities I wanted – many of which would be unavailable even at the Ivies – all for a price I couldn’t turn down.”

Taber HuntAt The University of Tulsa, Hunt, a National Merit Scholar from Fort Smith, Arkansas, was a Presidential Scholar, a member of the Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge program, and a 2013 Jess Chouteau Outstanding Senior.

Hunt earned a Bachelor of Science Business Administration degree in May 2013 from TU and just received a Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship that he will use this fall for graduate studies at the Judge Business School of the University of Cambridge in England. At Cambridge, he will study for a master’s in technology policy degree. He chose the prestigious English university because it is one of only about five such programs in the world that specializes in the economics and legal implications of technology development and implementation. While many of the students in the program are scientists and engineers who want to learn the legal side of technology development, Hunt, who has a strong foundation in business, will focus on the technical/science side.

After receiving his graduate degree, Hunt plans to pursue a law degree at Vanderbilt, where he has a deferred admission until he has completed his Cambridge studies. In the future, he hopes to secure a judicial clerkship or work in international or technology law.

Gail Ellis