NU Foundation awards Global Gateway Scholarships

Eighteen students from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have been awarded $1,500 scholarships for study abroad.

The scholarships, provided by funds from the NU Foundation, are part of the Global Gateway program designed to promote and enhance global competency in undergraduate students.

David Wilson, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, said he hopes the scholarships encourage students to take advantage of study abroad opportunities.

"Our students are inheriting an increasingly interdependent and interconnected world, "Wilson said. "They will need . . . the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities to interact productively and respectfully with peoples from various languages and cultures; the ability to comprehend global events and issues and create possibilities for addressing them. One way of developing that global competency is by living and studying abroad."

Priority was given to UNL students who have never traveled outside the United States. Students must participate in faculty-led study abroad program or language study abroad program offered between December 2010 and August 2011 in order to receive the funds.

This is the second year for the Global Gateway initiative. In its first year, faculty leaders and associates were chosen to develop the skills and knowledge to organize and lead study abroad programs. Amy Struthers, associate professor of advertising, and Luis Peon-Casanova, assistant professor of advertising, were members of the 2010 program.



Students who received Global Gateway Scholarships are listed as follows:

Blair—Matthew Heng, broadcasting

Gretna—Jennifer Gotrik, advertising/art

Keystone—Becki Chandler, advertising/German

Leigh—Blaine Muhle, advertising

Lincoln—Johnnie Adcox, broadcasting; Aubrey Cummings, news-ed/English; Camila Orti, broadcasting; Christine Scalora, news-ed; Irina Sulejmanovic, advertising/German

Omaha—Katie Fennelly, journalism; Chance Solem-Pfeifer, news-ed/English

Papillion—Frank Wandersee, advertising

Scottsbluff—Maricia Guzman, news-ed

Stuart—Makayla Hipke, advertising/PR


Bismarck, N.D.—Kay Kemmet, journalism/English

Lennox, S.D.—Elias Youngquist, journalism

Sioux Falls, S.D.—Chelsey Wahlstrom, advertising/broadcasting

Stillwater, Oklahoma—Victoria Clower, German/journalism/English