Marks Scholarship
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Recipients

Mary Marks Listens as students thank her for her donation and recite a poem in Chinese

1. Sophronia Ma
Sophronia Ma is majoring in Chinese and in Film and Media. Her biggest career goals are to become a professional actress and, later, a producer. Her hobbies include ice skating, swimming, bowling, playing tennis, archery, horseback riding, making short movies, and acting. Sophronia will join the Nanjing, China Capstone program in the fall of 2017.

2. Catherine Sarah Elizabeth Wen
Catherine Sarah Elizabeth Wen is a Biochemistry and Chinese major. Catherine wants to become a doctor, possibly an anesthesiologist or an orthopedic surgeon. Her hobbies include playing volleyball, cooking, sewing, and traveling. Catherine will join the Beijing, China Capstone program in the fall of 2017.

3. Evelyn Mau
Evelyn Mau is a Pre-law and Chinese major. She plans to become a lawyer. Evelyn is a passionate public speaker and loves reading and writing. Evelyn will join the Beijing, China Capstone program in the fall of 2017.

4. Fidan Musayeva
Fidan Musayeva is a Geography and Chinese major. Fidan’s career plans are to use her polyglot language skills (Russian, Turkish, Chinese, English) to help others work to improve their environments. Outside of class, Fidan enjoys dancing, hiking, and exploring different cultures. Fidan will join the Beijing, China Capstone program in the fall of 2017.

5. Crystal Mejia
Crystal Mejia is an Anthropology and Chinese major. She is determined to make her mark in a career that allows her to use her language skills on a regular basis. Her hobbies and interests include watching anime and dramas, cooking, and baking. Crystal will join the Beijing, China Capstone program in the fall of 2017.

6. Amy Cheng
Amy Cheng is a Biology and Chinese major. Although she is currently studying to pursue a career in biology, she also plans to become a teacher of Mandarin so she can pass on her passion for studying Chinese to future generations. She is interested in cosmetology, field hockey, computer science, and literature. Amy will join the Nanjing, China Capstone program in the fall of 2017.

7. Danielle John
Danielle John is a Nutrition and Chinese major. She plans to use her passion for language study and love for the sciences to explore and communicate new discoveries that contribute to the health and well-being of many communities. Learning Mandarin has helped Danielle learn about the role of Chinese medicine in China’s culture. Her hobbies include reading mythologies from various cultures, couponing, and solving puzzles. Danielle will join the Nanjing, China Capstone program in the fall of 2017.

8. Hasani Arnold
Hasani Arnold is an English and Chinese major. In his spare time, Hasani likes to blog in Chinese and English about fashion. Hasani will join the Nanjing, China Capstone program in the fall of 2017.



All eight of these scholarship recipients will spend their Capstone Year in China engaged in intensive, professional-level language training and development. Students will take courses related to their majors at a Chinese university. During the second semester, students will work in internships in a field related to their professional interests in order to gain real-world work experience. By the end of the program, students should reach superior-level fluency in Mandarin Chinese, while gaining the cultural fluency needed to become true global professionals.

 






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