UA international-studies major racks up competitive scholarships

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

Melanie Parrett, an International Studies major in the Northeast Asia track, has been awarded the highly competitive U.S. Department of State 2009 Critical Languages Scholarship in Advanced Chinese.

The Critical Languages Scholarship provides full funding for intensive summer language institutes overseas. Susan Kalina, a professor of Russian who served as a reader for the advanced Russian scholarship this winter, said, "Melanie competed against students from the best undergraduate and graduate programs in the country."

Dr. James Liszka, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, offered his congratulations to Melanie, which are no doubt seconded by the entire UAA community. Congratulations!

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