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Ohio Northern University Students Study in South Korea

Jul 7, 2009


Dr. Smith, right, and ONU students in South KoreaEight undergraduate students from Ohio Northern University have been selected for Hanyang University Summer Program Fellowships for 2009.These students are spending four weeks in summer studies at Hanyang University in South Korea followed by a one-week trip to China.

Two students from each of the University's four undergraduate colleges have receiving fellowships for 2009. Selected from the College of Business Administration were Travis Edington, a sophomore in accounting from Thompson's Station, Tenn., and Chelsea Mack, a sophomore in international business and economics from South Euclid, Ohio.

Selected from the College of Arts & Sciences were Rachel Spence, a senior in international studies from Olmsted Falls, Ohio, and Sheila Willamowski, a senior in political science from Lima, Ohio.

Selected from the College of Engineering were Derek Schneider, a senior in computer science from Brunswick, Ohio, and Julia Tabaj, a senior in computer science from Twinsburg, Ohio.

Selected from the College of Pharmacy were Terry Lee, a fourth-year pharmacy student from Aurora, Ohio, and Brian Phillips, a fourth-year pharmacy student from Pickerington, Ohio.

This is the third year of the exchange agreement between Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea, and Ohio Northern. 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 have participated in a number of orientation sessions at ONU to prepare for their travels.

As part of the exchange, four students from Hanyang University are expected to attend ONU for the 2009-10 academic year. In addition, David Smith, Ph.D., from ONU's department of history, justice and politics, will teach a course in Model United Nations at Hanyang University.

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

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