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LAS Student Wins Delta Phi Alpha Senior Scholarship

Nov 14, 2013

Kerry Gawne, a German major, is this year’s winner of the Delta Phi Alpha senior scholarship. The scholarship is given to the most outstanding graduating senior in German Studies in the United States.

She plans to study multiculturalism, migration, and intercultural relations as part of the Humboldt University’s Joint Master’s in European History. Kerry’s goal is to start a non-profit organization dedicated to cross-cultural education and understanding. The Joint Master’s in European History at the Humboldt University in Berlin, which includes a semester of study in yet another country—in Kerry’s case Ireland—will help her to solidify her qualifications for this interesting project.

Delta Phi Alpha was formed in 1929 at Wofford College. As the National German Honor Society, Delta Phi Alpha seeks to recognize excellence in the study of German and to provide an incentive for higher scholarship. It awards two study abroad scholarships annually to outstanding German honor students.

To continue reading about Kerry Gawne's award and her future plans, continue reading the Delta Phi Alpha press release.