From the Manchester College Archives

News Release


Three to receive Kauffman Awards to embark

on their first explorations off-continent

Three Manchester College students will travel to another continent for the first time with $1,000 Kauffman Awards created by an alumnus to honor his College roommate. All three Hoosiers will travel abroad during the College’s January Session 2010, to Europe and Nicaragua.

Junior Nathan Hodges of Crawfordsville and sophomore Megan Smith of Grabill will join one of the College’s most popular January Session classes: “Comparative Civilization,” taught by Mark Angelos, associate professor of history.  They will travel to Italy and Greece, and explore the canals of Venice, the Colosseum, Pompeii and the Vatican City.

“As a Midwestern guy who doesn’t even own a passport yet, it’s hard to truly understand how this experience will affect me,” said Hodges, a communication study major and consistent member of the Dean’s List. “My hope is it will ignite a fire in me to continue traveling throughout my life and be able to share my memories with family and friends and encourage them to do the same.”

History education major Megan Smith also is excited. “I have never had the opportunity to travel outside the country and experience first-hand other cultures,” said Smith. “

Junior athletic training and exercise science double major Adrienne Numbers of Woodburn will engage in service-learning on her venture to Central America. She will join alumni who are physicians and medical personnel on the College’s annual medical practicum deep into Nicaragua. There, the students and their MC teacher, Jeff Osborne, assistant professor of chemistry, will operate remote clinics for underserved residents of the Third World country.

Manchester College offers international classes during January and spring break, as well as semester and full-year study at universities abroad, and independent study abroad. For more information, visit

The S. Bruce Kauffman ’68 Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Mark Johnston in memory of his Manchester College roommate. Kauffman died in 1996; Johnston died in 1999. To contribute to the fund, contact the Office of College Advancement at 888-257-2586 or click on “Giving Information” at

May 2009

Office of Public Relations

News Releases

About Manchester

Mission Statement



Study Abroad

at Manchester