Texas A&M University-Kingsville

A&M-Kingsville students receive scholarships for international study

KINGSVILLE - March 14, 2007

Contact: Julie Navejar
kajam03@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

KINGSVILLE (March 14, 2007) — Several students from Texas A&M University-Kingsville received scholarships from the International Education Exchange Fund that will enable them to study for a time abroad. Other scholarships benefited international students already enrolled at A&M-Kingsville. The funding is available through the university’s office of international studies and programs, led by W. Frank Hull IV, director. Nearly 170 students applied for the scholarships, but only 12 were awarded.
Students receiving the scholarship include:

Joanna Edith, a junior criminology and Spanish major from Kingsville who is already studying in Paris;
Rogelio Elizondo, a sophomore international business major from Tampico, Mexico who will study at The Hague in The Netherlands;
Roberta Flores, a senior communications major from Dilley who will study art history in Florence, Italy;
Giovanna Alejandra Garcia, a sophomore criminology major from Laredo who will study in Europe, but has not decided where;
Beatriz Alexandra Gomez, a freshman international business major from Brownsville who will study in Europe, but has not decided where;
Nichole Suzanne Hernandez, a junior accounting major from Kingsville who will study in Italy;
Cristina Noel King, a senior communication sciences and disorders major from Eagle Pass who will work as an English teacher at a Christian university in Bangkok, Thailand;
Rosemary Ramos, a senior psychology/sociology major from Dilley who will study art history in Florence, Italy;
Ester Abigail BerRios, a graduate student in Spanish from Orange Grove who will research poetry in El Salvador; and
DaLynn Eve Rogers, a graduate student in human sciences from Kingsville who will do research in Saltillo, Mexico.

Two international students working on degrees at A&M-Kingsville also were awarded scholarships. Surya Sarathi, a junior electrical engineering major from India, and Houssein Ali Kheireddine, a junior chemical engineering major from Lebanon, both received scholarships.

Hull said all A&M-Kingsville students who leave the country for international study or research go through an orientation procedure. Because of the today’s political climate, he said, students are advised to avoid being identified as an American. They also are asked to keep in touch with their parents by email or phone.

The committee that selects the scholarship recipients is composed of Hull, three faculty members appointed by the university president and three students appointed by the Student Government Association president.

For more information on international study, call Hull at 361-593-3994.

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