Kennesaw State student accepted to Newcastle University Summer Institute

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Jonathan Henry of Atlanta one of 60 students worldwide invited to program in England  …

Georgia (May 25, 2011) —  

Jonathan Henry of Atlanta one of 60 students worldwide invited to program in England
Kennesaw, Ga. (May 24, 2011) Jonathan Henry, a rising sophomore at Kennesaw State University, has been accepted to the prestigious Newcastle University Summer Institute in England.
Henry, a student in the President’s Emerging Global Scholars program at KSU, also received a scholarship to offset a portion of the cost of the institute.  
“This is a major accomplishment for Jonathan and Kennesaw State,” said Jerome Ratchford, Vice President for Student Success. “The university’s reputation and emphasis on global studies will spread as students of his caliber become involved in programs such as this.”
The Institute is a five-week cultural and academic program for U.S. students at Newcastle University in northeast England. Participants explore the culture, heritage and history of the United Kingdom; further develop leadership skills and meet people from all over the world. This year’s institute tales place July 3 to Aug. 8.
Henry, an Atlanta resident and international business major, plans to take courses on “21st Century Leadership.”
“There’s a global environment in the world of business,” he said. “I hope to learn more about that.”
Brian M. Wooten, assistant professor for university studies and director of the Center for Student Leadership, said only 60 students from around the world are accepted yearly into the Newcastle program
The President’s Emerging Global Scholars Program, part of the Center for Student Leadershipand University College, is designed to build future leaders. Students enroll in specific classes, travel internationally and take part in civic engagement projects on the local, national, and international scale.
They enjoy a variety of experiences that enhance their applications for prestigious, nationally competitive scholarships such as the Rhodes, Marshall and Fulbright scholarships.
For more information about the Newcastle University Summer Institute program, click here.
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KennesawState University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing, and a new Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing population of more than 23,400 students from 142 countries.


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