Monday, February 11, 2013

Congrats to Eryn Eby, Luce Scholar!

Congratulations to Eryn Eby, Puget Sound's first recipient of a Luce Scholars Program fellowship.  What is the fellowship?  Here's the description from the organization:

The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for up to eighteen scholars every year. The heart of the year-long program continues to lie in the organizational placements arranged by The Asia Foundation for each Scholar on the basis of their individual career interests and experience....Placements institutions have included the Academy of Performing Arts in Bali; the National Human Rights Commission of Korea in Seoul; CCTV International in Beijing; the Lao Bar Association in Vientiane; the Eastern Steppe Biodiversity Project in Ulaanbaatar; and, the Vietnam Institute of Archeology in Hanoi. Placements for Luce Scholars are made in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Since 1974, nearly 600 Luce Scholars have completed their year-long fellowships, and have gone on to demonstrate extraordinary leadership in their personal and professional careers. We are thrilled and proud to have Eryn represent the university and department. Way to go!