Thursday, December 9, 2004
Junior Selected in National On-Line Contest to Study in France
Tonnia M. Harry, who has a perfect 4.0 GPA, has
received round-trip tickets plus $2,000 for her studies.
M. Harry, a Lincoln University junior
majoring in business and French with a perfect 4.0 grade-point
average (GPA), has been selected by an on-line company in a
national contest to study this spring in Nice, France. The company,
StudyAbroad.com, has provided Harry with her round-trip airline
tickets to France and has applied $2,000 to pay for her tuition
and expenses for studying at the International School of Business
in Nice. She departs at the end of January 2005.
Harry, a perennial Dean's List student
who has always achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA in her courses at
Lincoln, was selected recently from among thousands of contestants
at other colleges and universities in the United States. Contestants
had to indicate in the on-line contest that they wanted to supplement
their higher education by studying abroad. Harry had applied
"I won because I am blessed,"
Harry said, modestly. "This is a great educational opportunity
for me. Lincoln is providing me with an outstanding education."
In France, Harry will take courses
in business strategy, financial management, international management,
marketing research as well as French. After her graduation from
Lincoln in 2006, she plans to pursue a master's degree, also
in business. She added that her parents and family back home
in Trinidad and Tobago, were also ecstatic about her opportunity
to study abroad in France.
"I am encouraging all of my
classmates to take advantage of study-abroad opportunities,"
Harry will be studying in France through Truman State University's
(in Kirksville, MO) program in France. Truman State and Lincoln
University are members of the College Consortium for International
Studies (CCIS). The consortium is a partnership of two- and
four-year small, large, U.S. and foreign public and private
colleges and universities that encompasses the broad spectrum
of international higher education. CCIS members sponsor a variety
of programs, notably study-abroad programs.
Lincoln sponsors two study-abroad
programs: one in Japan and another in the Czech Republic.
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best elements of a liberal arts and sciences-based undergraduate
core curriculum and selected graduate programs to meet the needs
of students living in a highly technological and global society.
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