Kelley David Hanks


Bush School of Texas A&M
Class of 2017


Kelley David Hanks received the Presidential Scholarship from the University of Utah. Upon completion of a two-year mission for his church, he began his studies in August of 2011, graduating in 2015 with three Bachelors of Arts after only seven semesters of coursework. Kelley David was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies, and an Honors Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Spanish, all Magna Cum Laude. In addition to his coursework, he also completed a 50 page thesis on the subject of the Jesuits following two years of research. This piece, entitled “The Multinational Company of Jesus: A modern Corporation in the Early Modern World”, was approved for publication in the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library.

During his time at the University of Utah, Kelley David received several scholarships and awards from the Hinckley Institute of Politics and the Department of History, and was inducted into both Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. As an undergraduate, Kelley David completed three internships: teaching third grade at a Title I school, working with U.S. Congressman Jason Chaffetz, and serving as a Consular Intern for the U.S. Department of State at the U.S. Consulate in Barcelona, Spain.