Buies Creek — The Hewett’s of Princeton are a “pack of camels,” said Kathryn Hewett, a Campbell University student. Her father, Alan “Chip” Hewett, received his undergraduate and law degrees from Campbell in 1986 and 1990. As a Campbell student, he was a member of the ROTC and involved in the Student Government Association, including serving as the SGA president his senior year.
Kathryn’s mother, Michelle, attended Campbell before transferring to Barton College to earn a nursing degree. But before she transferred, she met Chip. They married in 1988 on Campbell’s main campus. While Chip attended Campbell Law, Michelle served as Campbell’s cheerleading coach from 1988 to 1990.
Today, all three of Chip and Michelle’s children attend the university: Maegan is in the physician assistant program at Campbell, where she also earned a biology degree in 2013; Kathryn is a sophomore and pre-nursing student; and Matthew is a freshman in biology.
These Campbell ties are what led Kathryn, their middle child, to nominate her family for the university’s 2015 Family of the Year award. It’s also why Student Life ultimately selected the Hewett’s for the honor.
“My family and I are excited and honored to be named Family of the Year,” Kathryn said. “Campbell is where my family started, and I love the atmosphere. There is no other place that my siblings and I would want to call our second home.”
The Hewetts are scheduled to be recognized Saturday during halftime of the Fighting Camels football game against Drake as part of the university’s 2015 Family Weekend activities. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at Barker-Lane Stadium.