FLL Students Received Study Abroad Scholarships

A number of FLL students were invited to an International Awards Ceremony hosted by the Office of Global Affairs on November 15, 2018. Two Russian Studies students were awarded the 2018 Harold H. Bate Scholarship for Study Abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia: Patricia Parke, a student from the lifelong learning program, and Aurora Venegas, a sophomore studying Russian and Security Studies.

Three students in French were awarded the 2018 Thomas Rivers Scholarship for Study Abroad in France: Amanda Curran, a senior studying French, Communications and Political Science; Jon Cockerham, a senior studying French, Communications and Political Science, and Julia Beauchamp, a senior studying French and Communications. Congratulations!


Scholarship Thank You Luncheon


Dr. Ford, Dr. Smith and Dr. Murenina along with FLL students attended the Third Annual THCAS Scholarship Thank You Luncheon that took place on Sept. 21, 2018. A number of FLL students were recognized for their achievements. Two out of three student speakers at the Luncheon were from FLL. Phoenix Little, Hispanic Studies student and Ms. Harvey S. Wooten Social Sciences Scholar, Chase Neese, Russian Studies student and The Jim and Pam Mullen Study Abroad Scholarship and Dr. Gabriel R. Cipau Scholarship recipient.

Scholarships Help Russian Studies Minor Student Expand Global Awareness

Chase Neese, a senior majoring in biochemistry and minoring in Russian studies, received three scholarships in 2017-18 totaling $6,000, which allowed him to spend the summer studying Russian and communication at Moscow International University and interning at X7 Research, an international pharmaceutical contract research organization.

Through his experience in the Russian workplace, Neese was able to foster intercultural communication skills, sensitivity, and overall awareness demanded by today’s increasingly global job market. He was also able to network with people from all over the world during the FIFA World Cup. Overall, Neese described this trip as one of the most influential experiences of his life and something he will cherish the rest of his life. He is immensely grateful to ECU and the College of Arts and Sciences for the funds to make this trip possible.

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