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Presidential International Scholar Returns Home

April 19, 2002

SPARTANBURG, SC—Allyson Gibson, Wofford College's 17th Presidential International Scholar, has been traveling around the world studying music and culture, researching how globalization impacts indigenous music and the relationship of that impact on the world.

Gibson returned in time for Wofford's Spring Honors Convocation and the naming of the 18th Presidential International Scholar, Dawna Quick of Sumter, S.C.

The Presidential International Scholar is chosen personally each year by Wofford’s president as "the singular student best fitted to benefit humankind." An anonymous donor funds the scholarship. The scholar spends his or her senior year traveling the world conducting research, returning for a fifth year to complete regular coursework and sharing what was learned during the travels.

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