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UW-RF Student Receives International Scholarship

APRIL 7, 2006--University of Wisconsin-River Falls senior Jackie Eckblad, a double major in German and biotechnology from Red Wing, Minn., was awarded with a U.S. Congress- Bundestag (German Parliament) Scholarship.

Eckblad, along with 75 youths from the United States, will participate in one year of involvement with the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals in Germany. “The goal is for us to become integrated into German society and be diplomatic representatives of the U.S.,” says Eckblad.

The program starts in August and has three phases totaling one year. After two months of language school, Eckblad will spend five months studying at a German University and the next five months completing an internship with a biotechnology company in the country. She will live with a host family.

“These accolades merit broad recognition,” said UW-RF Chancellor Don Betz of the award. “People diplomacy has such serious potential to build the right connections.”

Says Peter Johansson of the UW-RF modern language department, “These awards are quite prestigious and a testament to the quality of students we have at UW-RF.”

Eckblad will graduate from UW-RF in May. She has been a member of the UW-RF rugby team for the past five years and represented UW-RF on the Minnesota U-23 select side rugby team for four years.


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