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Northwestern Tied for Most Rotary Scholars

May 30, 2008
EVANSTON, Ill. --- For the second consecutive year, Northwestern University is tied for the top spot among universities producing the most Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars. Northwestern and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill both had 11 student and alumni recipients.

Ambassadorial Scholarships provide students with the opportunity to study in one of 200 countries and geographical regions where Rotary clubs are active. While abroad, scholars speak to Rotary clubs and districts, schools, civic organizations and other forums where they act as "ambassadors of goodwill" and participate in community service.

The recipients, area of study, year of degree and destinations are:

Alexander Amponsah, environmental sciences (1997), University of Cape Town, South Africa

Stephanie Chen, journalism (2007), University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Aysha Chowdhry, history and Asian and Middle Eastern studies (2004), Arabic Language Institute at American University, Cairo, Egypt

Amanda Dixon, social policy (2007), Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Bolivia

Whitney Eulich, social policy (2005), Iowa Institute in Venezuela

Christina Paschyn, journalism (2007), Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Matthew Rouser, history and urban studies (2005), Belkinge Tekniska Hogskola in Sweden

Sirena Rubinoff, journalism and history (2008), Taasisi Ya Kiswahili Na Lugha Za Kigeni, Tanzania

Robin Willis, theatre and classics (2008), University of KwaZulu-Natal at the Howard College Campus, South Africa
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