For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958
December 12, 2011 – King’s College juniors Tanya Cheeseman and Samantha Phelan have been awarded full-tuition scholarships to study during the spring semester in Northern Ireland as part of the Irish-American Scholars Program.
Cheeseman of Freeland will study at the University of Ulster in Coleraine, Northern Ireland. She is majoring biology with a minor in mathematics. Phelan of Newark, Del., will study at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She is majoring in neuroscience and psychology.
A Hearst Scholar and member of the College’s Honors Program, Cheeseman is an active volunteer, serving as treasurer of the Oxfam America Club, a dental assistant with Volunteers in Medicine, and a member of Circle K, an international community service club sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Wilkes-Barre. She also volunteers for the Commission onEconomic Opportunity.
Cheeseman is a member of the Pre-Health, Biology, Neuroscience and Mathematics clubs on campus. She also serves as a peer-tutor.
A member of King’s Scholars in Service Program, Phelan participates in various community service projects throughout the academic year. She is also a member of the Columbiettes, a charitable division of the Knights of Columbus, and Circle K, an international community service club sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Wilkes-Barre. She serves as the liaison between the Student Government Association and the Campus Ministry Center and Office of Volunteer Services at King’s.
The Irish-American Scholars Program is sponsored by the Government of Northern Ireland; Ulster and Queen’s Universities; The Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education; and the Catholic, United Methodist, and Presbyterian Churches. American colleges and universities that accept students from Northern Ireland through the Business Education Initiative are eligible to participate.
For more information on King's Study Abroad Program, contact Mollie Farmer, director, at 208-5986.
King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.