Kauffman Awards help send eight
Manchester students on academic travel
When Manchester University announced recipients of the 2013 Kauffman Awards, eight students learned they are in for educational opportunities of a lifetime.
This year’s Kauffman Award winners will each receive $500 to $2,000 to help finance academic travel during the 2013-2014 school year. Their journeys will span the globe, from remote villages in Nicaragua to the winding streets of Paris to the rolling countryside of southern Spain.
Angelina Jung, a senior music major from Plymouth, Ind., will spend an entire semester
abroad in Dublin, Ireland with BCA Study Abroad. She will attend college classes in Dublin.
Hannah Glenn, a first-year psychology major from Indianapolis, and Jessica Lewis, a sophomore elementary education major from Goshen, Ind., will travel to Spain next January with an MU class in “Living the Spanish Language.”
Junior Zabrian Mills, a psychology major from Alexandria, Ind., and senior Jeremiah
Sanders, a music major from Marion, Ind., will explore Paris and the French countryside
next January. Sanders’ scholarship also will help the baritone explore and sing in the
magnificent cathedrals of Italy next year with the A Cappella Choir.
Martin Garcia-Chavez, a sophomore biology-chemistry major from LaPorte, Ind., will join alumni doctors and medical practitioners for MU’s annual medical practicum to Nicaragua next January.
Miranda DeHart, a junior chemistry major from New Lebanon, Ohio, will travel to London to study the development of modern scientific thought during the 2014 January session.
Amanda Keating, a junior art major from Lafayette, Ind., will apply her Kauffman Award
toward a semester at the Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture.
“At the Chicago Center, I will have the opportunity to be immersed in Chicago’s various cultures, ethnicities, races, religions and social classes, and also to intern with an established advertising photographer,” says Keating, a regular on the Dean’s List. “It's something I would never be able to do without this award, and I am extremely grateful and honored to have received it.”
The Kauffman Memorial Scholarship is named after Dr. S. Bruce Kauffman, a 1968 Manchester graduate who died in 1996. Mark Johnston, Kauffman’s roommate, established the memorial endowment fund.