Archive for Tuesday, December 22, 2009

KU students benefit after speaker returns fee to business school

December 22, 2009


Instead of keeping the $6,000 honorarium normally given to the Kansas University Business School’s Anderson Chandler lecturer, this year’s speaker decided to use it to reward three outstanding students.

FBI special agent Robert Herndon spoke at KU on Dec. 1 and talked about his involvement in several major white-collar crime investigations, including the case that became the basis for the film “The Informant!”

At Herndon’s request, business school faculty and administrators chose three students who each received $2,000 scholarships.

The seniors — Mitch Knopp of Manhattan, Shawn Jung of Lansing and Gentry Miller of Wichita — all say they plan to use the funds for tuition and books for next semester.


hbjayhawk 8 years, 4 months ago

Kudos to men like Robert! The KUAC should reward him with BBall tickets and a halftime introduction. Use this as a lesson to others so we can spread kindness without compensation.

Boston_Corbett 8 years, 4 months ago

Pretty awesome guy, who lived through one hell of a case.

msfreeh 8 years, 4 months ago

To view a partial list of FBI agents arrested for felonies this past year see sphere. com/nation/article/going-rogue-federal-agents-edition/19287282 to view a partial list of crimes committed by FBI agents over 1500 pages long see forums.signonsandiego. com/showthread.php?t=59139

to view a partial list of FBI agents arrested for pedophilia see dallasnews. com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3574

slowplay 8 years, 4 months ago


I've seen some ignorant post on these boards, but yours is right up near the top. I have no idea what you are trying to prove. What is your profession? I could provide "partial" lists for any group of individuals, for any type of crime. There are over 30,000 FBI employees, I'm sure there are few bad apples in the bunch.

parrothead8 8 years, 4 months ago

@slowplay Agreed. In a world full of bad news, it appears msfreeh's mission is to follow the good news stories and try to destroy the good feelings they create.

Bunny_Hotcakes 8 years, 4 months ago

I attended his lecture--it was excellent. He wasn't just involved in the case depicted in "The Informant!" He was also a big player in the Robert Courtney case--KC pharmacist who diluted cancer drugs. Talk about gutwrenching.

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