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Four WSU Students Land National Gilman Awards to Study in Asia, Europe as of Fall 2017

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MEDIA CONTACT:  April Seehafer, Director of the Distinguished Scholarships Program, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-8239,

Beverly Makhani, Director of Communications, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-6679,

PULLMAN, Wash.—Four Washington University State students have received prestigious, nationally competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship awards to fund study-abroad experiences that commence this fall.

The students, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Haniyyah L. Dixon, a junior apparel merchandising and textiles from Tacoma who will study in fall at the Florence University of the Arts through the SAI Program;
  • Evan J. Wilson, a junior international business and marketing major and Chinese-language minor from Spokane who will spend the academic year at Kookmin University in Seoul, South Korea;
  • Michael B. Young, a sophomore Chinese and Japanese language and culture major and Spanish and French minor from Richland who will spend the academic year studying in Harbin China through the CET Academic Programs’ Intensive Chinese Language program; and,
  • Alma J. Zamago, a junior Japanese major from Pasco who will study for the academic year on an exchange with Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan.

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Four more WSU students land prestigious Gilman Scholarships for 2017 summer study abroad in Spain; one alternate named

Winners of Gilman 2017 awards.

MEDIA: April Seehafer, WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program director, 509-335-8239,

Sharon Ericsson, WSU Academic Success and Career Center assistant director, 509-335-6000,

Eva Navarijo, WSU First Scholars Program director, 509-335-3167,

Christine Oakley, WSU International Programs director of Global Learning, 509-335-8180,

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PULLMAN, Wash.—In addition to a student named earlier, four more WSU students have won nationally competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad in summer 2017. A fifth student was named as a Gilman alternate.

The awardees from WSU are among 1,200 American undergraduates from 354 colleges receiving Gilman awards for summer.

WSU’s newest Gilman Scholars are: Anaderi Iniguez, a biology major from Pasco; Rose Kibala, a communications major from Reno, Nev.; Kimberly Marquez, a business management major from Wapato; and Renata O’Connell, a business administration major from Bellingham. They are all headed to Spain, but on three separate trips.

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WSU junior receives national Gilman Scholarship; headed for Spain with First-Generation Abroad program

Loundyne "L.D." Hare.

MEDIA: April Seehafer, Director, Distinguished Scholarships Program in WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-8239,

Sharon Ericsson, Co-Director, First-Generation Abroad, 509-335-6000,

Emma Epperly, Communications and Marketing Assistant, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-9458,

PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University student Loundyne “L.D.” Hare received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for summer 2017 to study abroad in Spain.

“I’ve barely been outside of Washington so I’m excited to learn about the cultural practices and ways of life in Spain,” said Hare. “I hope to improve my Spanish language skills. And, I think I’ll learn a lot about myself through this experience.

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WSU Sophomore Lysandra Perez Receives Prestigious Gilman International Scholarship

Portrait photo of Lysandra Perez

MEDIA: April Seehafer, WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program, 509-335-8239,

PULLMAN, Wash.—Yakima sophomore Lysandra Perez, a psychology student at Washington State University, has received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the U.S. Dept. of State to study abroad in Italy in spring 2017.

Perez is one of more than 850 American undergraduates from 359 U.S. colleges and universities who will get up to $5,000 in spring to apply toward the cost of study abroad or an international internship. There were five applicants from WSU for this award in spring.

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