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Winners of 2006 Newman Language Scholarships Announced

May 23, 2006

Imagine spending your summer break in a foreign country, not just as a tourist but as a genuine member of the community. That’s the goal of the Newman Language Scholarship awards, which allow students to live and work in foreign countries, immersing themselves in the language and culture.

Three Carleton students have been awarded this valuable opportunity in 2006. Nathaniel Chappelle ’07 (Pierre, S.D.) will work this summer at the Tahoe-Baikal Institute, an international partnership committed to enhancing sustainable economic development and cultural understanding, and protecting unique watersheds throughout the world. Chappelle will be part of an environmental exchange at Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia, and at Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada.

A classical music aficionado, Eric Reich ’09 (Appleton, Wis.) will work with the public relations staff at two international classical music festivals in France—the Festival International de Colmar and the Festival International de Piano de la Rogue d’Anthéron. Reich will write articles and press releases in French and English and will assist the English-speaking press.

Zhengying “Alice” Song ’08 (Shanghai, China) will work with staff at the DEMOS Group in Paris. The DEMOS Group provides international professionals with consulting and training programs in all areas of business management. They also develop training software used throughout the world. Song will assist with creating new business training programs in French and Chinese and will work directly with French and Chinese clients.

The Richard T. Newman Family Fund for Language Internship is intended to support and encourage Carleton students to pursue internships in foreign countries that can lead to career opportunities in the field of foreign languages. Newman Language internship winners must use one of the seven modern languages taught at Carleton—Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Russian—as the primary language in their internship. Upon completion of their internships, recipients give on-campus presentations about their experiences.

Written by Jessica Paxton