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Hwang Gift will Help Students Travel to China

Many students covet the opportunity to travel internationally during their college experience, and Keuka College students are no exception. Thanks to a $20,000 gift from Dr. Michael Hwang, administrative chancellor for Keuka College China Campuses, Keuka College students may find travelling to China within easier reach.

Hwang, who also serves as professor of career management and experiential education for Keuka China Program, gave the gift in honor of his late colleague, Dr. Anne Marie Guthrie. Guthrie and Hwang worked closely together during the creation of Keuka College’s China programs, and continued their friendship and professional partnership until Guthrie’s passing.

Guthrie, who served 12 years as dean of Keuka College’s Center for Experiential Learning, was an exceptional leader, and a strong advocate for Field Period™. She passed away Oct. 29, 2013 after an eight-year battle with breast cancer.

Hwang will donate $4,000 each year for five years to a Keuka College student who will travel and learn more about experiential learning in China. The student will spend several months at one of Keuka College’s partner universities and either take courses, or complete a research project, on experiential learning while in China.

Students will complete an application and proposal to be considered for the scholarship. The proposal and application must include a specific plan, what the student intends to do with the learning experience, extracurricular activities, and academic performance, among other criteria. While no minimum grade-point-average is required, the applicant should be an upperclassman.

Applications and proposals will be reviewed and selected by Dr. Anne Weed, vice president for academic affairs.

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