Many of you know Maria Teruel, Spanish major and conscientious President of our Spanish Club. Dr. Andrew Sobiesuo has informed me that Maria was awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship (http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program) to support her study abroad in Costa Rica this spring. Please join me in congratulating Maria for this impressive achievement.
Mark P. Del Mastro
Professor and Chair
A bit of good news as we head into Thanksgiving break. Senior Classics major Melissa Huber just received word that she has been named a finalist for the Lionel Pearson Fellowship. The Pearson Fellowship is the top national honor bestowed on an undergraduate by the American Philological Association. Melissa is one of four national finalists for the award. She will be flown out to San Antonio for final interviews during the APA Conference in January. The Pearson Fellowship funds a year of graduate study in Classics at an institution in the U.K. Melissa is the first College of Charleston student to make it to the final round of competition.
Please join me in congratulating Melissa on being named a finalist for this most prestigious fellowship. It is a testament to the terrific work that she has done with us over the years.
Darryl A. Phillips
Associate Professor of Classics
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce that it will re-launch the Freeman-ASIA Program with a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation. Applications can be submitted online starting in January 2011 for study abroad beginning in Summer 2011. Freeman-ASIA scholarships will be available for study abroad anytime through the 2012-13 academic year, with application deadlines listed on the program website.
Freeman-ASIA provides financial support to American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need to study abroad for academic credit during the summer, semester or academic year in one of 15 countries/regions in East and Southeast Asia. Award amounts vary from $3,000 – $7,000 depending on the length of study.
The program’s goal is to increase the number of Americans with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. Upon their return to the U.S., students are required to promote study in Asia by sharing their experiences with peers on their home campuses and in their communities.
More information is available on the program website at
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)
U.S. Student Programs
Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017-3580
Tel: (212) 984-5542
Fax: (212) 984-5325
Darryl Phillips was interviewed by the Department of Information Technology about the use of wikis and other tools for teaching ancient history.
Spanish Major Maria Teruel received $4000 from the Benjamin Gilman Foundation to support her study abroad in Costa Rica during the spring of 2011.
Melissa Huber has been selected as a finalist for the Lionel Pearson Fellowship, a one-year fellowship which allows for study at an English or Scottish university.
The Pearson Fellowship is the top national honor bestowed on an undergraduate by the American Philological Association. Melissa is one of four national finalists for the award. She will be flown out to San Antonio for final interviews during the APA Conference in January. Melissa is the first College of Charleston student to make it to the final round of competition.