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U of M Student Awarded Boren Scholarship to Study in China University News
For release: June 21, 2010

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Jade Powell
Jade Powell
Jade Powell, a senior honors student at the University of Memphis majoring in Asian Studies and International Trade, has received a Boren Scholarship to study in China during the 2010-2011 academic year. Powell will study Chinese language and culture at the Beijing Language and Culture University and at X’ian International Studies University.

David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are sponsored by the National Security Education Program, a federal initiative designed to build a broader and more qualified pool of U.S. citizens with foreign language and international skills.

“I feel very honored to have been awarded the Boren Scholarship,” Powell said. “It provides a great opportunity to further my studies, broaden my understanding and knowledge of another culture, and apply it in a way that can benefit my future, as well as my government’s understanding of a culture that is now greatly tied to it.”

“Jade is one of our distinguished Asian Studies and International Trade program students,” said Dr. Hsiang-te Kung, director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis. “She took my honors class on global challenge two or three years ago and then went to China to study in the winter. We are very proud of her achievement, and we are happy to see she received the Boren Scholarship that will allow her to study in China for a year.”

Jade’s parents are Jim and Diane Powell of Memphis.

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