Scholarships Boost Study Abroad Opportunities

December 3, 2015

Professor of PT Kai Kennedy volunteers at a Haitian clinic. Thanks to scholarship funds, two MDCHS students will join Kennedy on another trip to the island nation.
Professor of PT Kai Kennedy volunteers at a Haitian clinic. Thanks to scholarship funds, two MDCHS students will join Kennedy on another trip to the island nation.

Second-year Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences students Danielle Lare and Joanna Bierlein have received study abroad scholarships to help fund a summer trip to Haiti to explore healthcare and rehabilitative services with Professor of Physical Therapy Kai Kennedy.

Lare was awarded the Sara Forrest Thompson Hunt Mission Fund scholarship and Bierlein received the Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement Endowed Fund scholarship. Both were earned through a competitive application process.

Other Mary Baldwin students receiving study abroad scholarships include Ciara DaCosta Reyes, Rolonda Williams, Milagro Ventura, Taylor Frick, MiAngel Hite, and Jazmine Brooks who also plan to travel to Haiti with Associate Professor of Communication Bruce Dorries. Traveling to study studio art in the Czech Republic are Sheila Smith, Ti-Zira Blake, and Christina Steele. Kelsey Allen will be studying in Canada with her scholarship funding.