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Kauffman awards give six MC students

international, film study opportunities


       Six outstanding Manchester College students will receive Kauffman Memorial Scholarships to undertake a special project abroad or in New York City.

       Kauffman Scholars for the 2007-2008 academic year are first-year students Lisa Ewing of Ossian, Lauren Houser of Middlebury, and Adam King of Bluffton; and sophomores Nicole Swoverland of Plymouth, Adam VanZile of Burlington and Kristen Davidson of Greenville, Ohio.

       The scholarships, ranging from $500 to $2,000, honor the memory of Dr. S. Bruce Kauffman, a 1968  graduate, scholar, musician and financier who died in 1996. Mark E. Johnston, Kauffman’s roommate at MC, established a memorial endowment fund for the Kauffman Award. He died in 1999.

       Davidson, an education major, and Ewing plan to study the Spanish language and immerse in the culture of Costa Rica. Houser will study the non-European cultural connection of education in New Zealand.  

       King, an English major, will attend a one-week movie camp of the New York Film Academy. Swoverland, a biology-chemistry major, will study German culture in Marburg, Germany. VanZile, an exercise science major, will study the similarities and differences between Ireland and Britain.

       Manchester College students find scores of international and off-campus opportunities. For more about the liberal arts college, visit

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