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Services for Lexie Kamerman to be held Wednesday

Services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. for Knox graduate Lexie Kamerman ’08, who was killed Saturday in Afghanistan when Taliban gunmen entered a restaurant and started shooting civilians.

Kamerman will be remembered at Weinstein Funeral Home, located at 111 Skokie Blvd. in Wilmette, Ill.

Her legacy is that of a “deep thinker and a fearless advocate for a better world,” Chair of Environmental Studies Peter Schwartzman told Knox College.

While she was a student, Kamerman earned majors in Environmental Studies and Anthropology and Sociology. Later, she went on to acquire a Master of Arts in Higher Education. Kamerman had traveled to Afghanistan to work as a student development specialist for American University, helping to make it possible for the country’s young women to earn an education.


Related: Knox graduate killed in Afghanistan

 

Chelsea Embree
Chelsea Embree is a senior majoring in creative writing and minoring in art history. She previously served as co-mosaic editor and as an arts and features reporter for TKS. During the summer of 2013, she served as a content intern at The St. Louis Beacon. Chelsea has studied under former Random House copy chief Sean Mills and taught writing as a teaching assistant for First-Year Preceptorial. An avid blogger, she has written extensively about youth in St. Louis and maintains a lively poetry and nonfiction blog on Tumblr. She is also the director of communications for Mortar Board and co-president of Terpsichore Dance Collective.

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