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Jewell students awarded Hall Summer Enrichment Grants
Contact: Cara Dahlor816-415-5223
April 2, 2012

From studying public health in South Africa to getting instruction from internationally renowned flutists in Switzerland, William Jewell College students will take part in horizon-expanding journeys this summer, thanks to the generosity of the Hall Family Foundation’s Summer Academic Enrichment Program.

Four students received individual awards ranging from $1,200 to $5,000 to seize academic opportunities and prepare for post-graduate experiences. The Hall Family Foundation Summer Academic Enrichment Program is unique to William Jewell, providing financial support for opportunities not typically available on campus. All Jewell students in good standing are eligible to apply for activities such as summer study-abroad programs, workshops, intensive summer courses, conferences relating to the student’s academic major, programs providing advanced training in the student’s field of study and research opportunities at other institutions.

William Jewell College students receiving Hall Family Foundation Summer Academic Enrichment Grants for the summer of 2012:

Alexander Bush, a biochemistry major from Derby, Kan., will impart on an international health study experience in Cape Town and rural regions of South Africa. The six-week program will allow Bush to work in health clinics, public hospitals and trauma departments; teach health and disease prevention classes in communities; and shadow physicians and nurses. He looks forward to becoming immersed in the healthcare culture of South Africa. Bush, a first-year student, would like to become a neurologist or neuroscience researcher.

Edward Scott, a psychology and organizational communication major from Hopewell, Va., will attend a 10-week summer treatment program (STP) at Florida International University’s Center for Children and Families. He will engage in research and clinical experience with youth who have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, oppositional-defiant disorder and other learning challenges. Scott will assist in developing treatment, intervention and behavior modifications plans and serve as a general counselor. He intends to obtain a doctorate and work as a school psychologist.   

Haley Hibbeler, a flute performance major from Old Monroe, Mo., will attend a weeklong Sir James Galway International Flute Masterclass and Convention in Switzerland. She will perform as an active participant for Sir James Galway or as an auditor for Lady Jean Galway, be part of Sir James’ flute choir and will attend intensive flute classes, presentations and performances by internationally renowned flutists. Hibbeler was chosen to perform for Sir James Galway in a 2011 masterclass he held in Kansas City and is preparing for graduate school auditions.

Eric Lewis, an Oxbridge Literature and Theory and philosophy major from Ballwin, Mo., will attend the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference at the University of Mississippi. The annual gathering includes the world’s top Faulkner scholars in the author’s hometown for presentations concerning his work. Lewis has written a number of essays he plans to submit to The Faulkner Journal and hopes to complete an honors project on the subject.

William Jewell College is committed to bringing together talented students and gifted faculty mentors within a vibrant community sparked by a rigorous and intentional liberal arts curriculum. A full range of personal and professional development experiences are presented by the selective national liberal arts college’s location within the Kansas City metroplex of more than two million.

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