Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
On His Honor
If it weren't for the Common Application, political science major Faheem Rathore might not have applied to Davidson. A high school honor council member, he was introduced to the college by his dean of students and a counselor-both of whom happen to be Davidson alumni. "When I saw that Honor Code question on the application and learned that Davidson was a small school, it became my top choice." He was so sure, in fact, that he sent his enrollment deposit prior to visiting. He and the check arrived the same day.
Participating in the Davidson in Washington program and interning at Bank of America were not typical pursuits. Prior to college, most of his summers involved health care. "The summer before coming to Davidson, I collected medical supplies for Afghani children and orphanages. My Davidson essay was about activities with the Jacksonville branch of Solace for the Children-helping raise money for a clinic and then connecting Solace with a Florida heart surgeon who provides pro bono service to the organization."
In Search of a Leader
Serving as hall counselor, class president, Chidsey Fellow and member of the Muslim Student Association makes for a busy schedule, but he was honored to serve on the Presidential Search Committee. "I learned so much about the school that I probably wouldn't have otherwise. I met extraordinary people who care deeply about Davidson. I think that my work on the committee was the best way I could give back. I welcome President Quillen to our family."
A Blended Family
"I expected Davidson to be similar to high school-people from the same upbringing with the same experiences. But our students are from all over the world, which makes Davidson different, and I'm glad for that." He often tells friends at other colleges about the fun, close-knit community that is Davidson.
Goals and Aspirations
While contemplating a job offer and graduate school, he's interning with Charlotte's Democratic National Convention Host Committee. "I do want to get politically involved and end up in Washington."