King's students awarded full-tuition scholarships to study in Ireland

King's students awarded full-tuition scholarships to study in Ireland

For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
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April 13, 2012- King’s College sophomores Amanda Gallagher, Emily Snyder and Robert Yanik have been awarded full-tuition scholarships to study in Northern Ireland during the 2012-2013 academic year as part of the Irish-American Scholars Program.

Gallagher will study at the University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland. She is a psychology and theology major and is a member of the College’s Dean’s List. She has volunteered for service projects in Austin, Texas, where she worked on school building projects, soup kitchens and food banks. She also participated in a volunteer effort repairing housing in Clintwood, Va.

Snyder will study at Stranmillis University College in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She is majoring in early childhood and special education. She is amember of the Dean’s List and Kappa Delta Pi, the Education Honor Society. She is also a member of the Education Club, Ski Club, and Relay for Life team. She serves as a tutor at Dan Flood Elementary School.

Yanik will study at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is majoring in political science and theology with a minor in political economy. An active volunteer, Yanik also participated in the service trip to Austin, Texas. He volunteers with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, King’s English as a Second Language program and as a tutor in the College’s Academic Skills Center. He is also a member of the Dean’s List.

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.

To learn more about King’s students study abroad experiences, visit the Study Abroad Blog at http://kingsstudyabroad.wordpress.com. For more information on the Study Abroad Program, contact Mollie Farmer, director, at 208-5986.

Standing from left: Mollie Farmer, director of King’s Study Abroad Program; Amanda Gallagher; Robert Yanik; and Emily Snyder.

Standing from left: Mollie Farmer, director of King’s Study Abroad Program; Amanda Gallagher; Robert Yanik; and Emily Snyder.

King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.

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