Nicholas Lau Hao Keat Furman University

Class of 2015
Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Furman's 2015 President's Award winner took the brave step of traveling 10,000 miles from his home in Malaysia to attend the University primarily because of its online academic reputation. Now that he's headed home to work as a corporate analyst with J.P. Morgan, Nicholas Lau Hao Keat would like to see others follow in his footsteps. "I think (more diversity) would be good for Furman because meeting someone from Spain or Hong Kong helps you to learn about a new culture," he says. To that end, he founded the Student Diversity Council in 2012. "When I first came, I was the only Malaysian on campus, so everyone was totally different from me," he says. "But it was a good opportunity for me to meet people from different backgrounds."

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