BALTIMORE, MD, June 5, 2014 - Parchman, Vaughan & Company, L.L.C., a leading middle market investment bank focused on the education and training industries,continues its partnership with the Morehead-Cain Foundation by welcoming Brent McKnight to the team. Brent has just finished his second year as a Morehead-Cain Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he is pursuing a double-major in History and Global Studies with a minor in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. During the summer of 2013, Brent worked in Nicaragua for Bless Back Worldwide and Los Rayos de Esperanza, where he led a project focusing on the implementation and monitoring of aquaponics systems. After working in Nicaragua, Brent spent a semester studying in London, UK, where he also held an internship with law firm Philcox Gray.
Parchman Vaughan, has advised over 100 clients on transactions in the education industry. Parchman Vaughan partner and Morehead-Cain alumnus Todd Parchman explained, "We are very fortunate to have a long-standing relationship with the Morehead-Cain Foundation. Brent represents the best of the Morehead-Cain values. His internship comes at a very exciting and busy time for Parchman Vaughan. His efforts will be helpful to us and our clients."
Founded in 1945, the Morehead-Cain Foundation is the United States' oldest and most prestigious merit scholarship program, boasting nearly 3,000 alumni worldwide. Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University, the Morehead-Cainsponsors students for four years of undergraduate study at UNC-Chapel Hill and four unique summer enrichment opportunities, all fully funded. They also have the Discovery Fund, which allows scholars to more deeply explore their own specific interests.
Morehead-Cainselections are based on student achievement in four core areas: leadership,scholarship, moral force of character, and physical vigor. Scholars play aprominent role in Carolina's student community and are active in a wide rangeof student groups and organizations, from student government to social justiceand the performing arts.
Notable Morehead-Cain Alumni include:
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch;
U.S. Congressmen Jim Cooper, Mike McIntyre and David Price;
Sallie Krawcheck, owner of the Ellevate Network and former executive with Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney;
Jonathan Reckford, Chief ExecutiveOfficer of Habitat for Humanity;
New York Times columnist Frank Bruni;
Tim Sullivan, Chief Executive Officerof Ancestry.com;
Ann Livermore, current Board of Directors member and former executive with Hewlett-Packard;
Adam Falk, President of Williams College;
Peter Henry, Dean of New York University's Stern School of Business;
Danae Ringelmann, Co-founder and Chief Development Officer of Indiegogo, the world's largest crowdfunding platform;
David Gardner, Co-founder and Co-chairman of the board of the Motley Fool,world-renowned multimedia financial services company
Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health.
30 of Carolina's 33 Rhodes Scholars
24 of Carolina's 36 Luce Scholars
19 of Carolina's 32 Truman Scholars
27 Fullbright Fellowship Winners