Tara Woodmansee to travel to Wales as Brad Henry International Scholar

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Tara Woodmansee to travel to Wales as Brad Henry International Scholar

January 5, 2012

 Tara Woodmansee
Tara Woodmansee

Tara Woodmansee, a Northwestern Oklahoma State University alumna from Woodward, has been designated as a Brad Henry International Scholar and is spending the spring semester participating in an international study and internship program at Swansea University in Wales.

Woodmansee graduated in December 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in education. She plans to teach in Oklahoma while working on her Spanish language fluency. After teaching for several years, she plans to apply for a teaching position at a Defense Department school so she can teach overseas on a military base. She is a 2011 recipient of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and the Geraldine Burns Award for Excellence in English Studies.

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education provide a $10,000 stipend for students selected to participate in semester-long study or research programs affiliated with Swansea University. Academic credit for these programs will be awarded by Oklahoma regional universities.

“Studying abroad gives students the opportunity to experience new cultures and gain a greater understanding of today’s global environment,” said Chancellor Glen D. Johnson. “These students’ outstanding academic and leadership skills make them great representatives of Oklahoma’s higher education system.”

Other scholars include Holly Bates, Rogers State University; Emily Kirk, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma; Lucinda Stambaugh, Northeastern State University; and Amy Watkins, University of Central Oklahoma. Each student was chosen by their institutions for the international study program, which was established by the State Regents in June 2008.

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