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ONU Students to Study in South Korea

Mar 12, 2008
Eight undergraduate students from Ohio Northern University have been selected for Hanyang University Summer Program Fellowships for 2008. Two students from each of the University's undergraduate colleges will spend four weeks in summer studies at Hanyang University in South Korea followed by a one-week trip to China.

Receiving fellowships for 2008 are College of Business Administration students Chris Corrado, a junior in marketing from Cincinnati, Ohio, and Beth Thornton, a senior in accounting from Wapakoneta, Ohio.

From the College of Arts & Sciences, recipients are Jenny Rowe, a senior in language arts education from Waldo, Ohio, and Elizabeth Okrutny, a junior in forensic biology from Tipp City, Ohio.

Engineering students are Nathan Gannon, a junior in mechanical engineering from Fostoria, Ohio, and Adam Hamman, a sophomore in civil engineering from Bloomdale, Ohio.

Pharmacy students are Valerie Hall, a fourth-year pharmacy student from Mentor, Ohio, and Patrick Schmees, third-year pharmacy student from Fairfield, Ohio.

This is the second year of the exchange agreement between Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea, and Ohio Northern University. The fellowships include four weeks of summer study at Hanyang University, tuition, housing, excursion costs and an additional one-week trip to China, which includes stays in Xi'An and Beijing. Students also receive a stipend to apply toward the cost of airfare. Students will participate in a number of orientation sessions at ONU over the next three months to prepare for their summer travels to Korea and China.

As part of the exchange, David Smith, Ph.D., from the department of history, justice and politics, is expected to teach again at Hanyang University this summer.

ONU is currently hosting two students from Hanyang University for the academic year. They are Mr. Sung Ho Son, studying international business and economics, and Ms. Hyun Hee Kim, studying management. Four students are expected from Hanyang for the 2008-2009 academic year.

Deanna Shine is program coordinator for the Hanyang University Summer Program and exchange.