College is Top Producer of Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars

The College of Charleston is one of five U.S. universities sending four or more Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars abroad for the 2012-13 academic year. Justin Hendrix, Ann-Marie Quinn, Allysan Scatterday, and Caroline Warren are all College of Charleston Rotary Scholars, sponsored by local Rotary clubs of District 7770.

While abroad, Rotary Scholars participate in community service projects and speak at local Rotary club meetings and conferences, schools, civic organizations, and other forums where they serve as “goodwill ambassadors” for their home countries.

Other top Rotary Scholar producing universities for 2012-13 include: United States Military Academy (seven scholars), University of California-Berkeley (six scholars), University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (four scholars), and University of North Texas (four scholars).

Justin Hendrix will graduate from the Honors College at the College of Charleston in May 2012. A member of the prestigious William Aiken Fellow Society, he is double majoring in music composition and international studies. Justin will study at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom in their anthropology of development program. Justin is sponsored by the Mount Pleasant Lunch Rotary.

Ann-Marie Quinn is a graduate student in the Master of Public Administration program at the College of Charleston. She works in the Graduate School Office and serves as the Professional Development Chair of the Masters in Public Administration Student Association. Ann-Marie will study at the Universite Mohammed V in Morocco under the sponsorship of the North Charleston Breakfast Rotary.

Allysan Scatterday is a biology major in the Honors College at the College of Charleston. A member of the William Aiken Fellow Society, she will graduate in May 2012. Allysan will spend the year of her Rotary Scholarship in Paris, France studying at L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sante Publique towards a Masters in Public Health. During her time abroad, she intends to learn about the French health care system and work on local Rotary projects. Allysan is sponsored by the Mount Pleasant Lunch Rotary.

Caroline Warren is graduating in May 2012 from the Honors College at the College of Charleston with a B.A. in Biology, a B.S. in Physical Education, and a minor in psychology. During her time at the College, she has been an active member of the nationally ranked College of Charleston Sailing Team. As a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar sponsored by the Downtown Charleston Breakfast Rotary, she will be studying in San Jose, Costa Rica at the Universidad de Latinoamericana de Ciencias y Tecnología (ULACIT). Caroline will study business and public health.

The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards at the College of Charleston works closely with students to prepare them for these opportunities.

For more information, contact Trisha Folds-Bennett at 843.953.6592.