Three RIC students awarded Shinn Study Abroad scholarships; benefit reception to honor new recipients, April 14

Breanna Canning
Three RIC students have recently been awarded Shinn Study Abroad scholarships. They will be recognized at the Around the World with Shinn Scholars reception following the RIC Theatre performance of “The Drowsy Chaperone” on April 14.

The reception, featuring international hors d’oeuvres and desserts and entertainment by the Rhode Island Children’s Chorus, will be held in the Nazarian Center’s Forman Theatre.

The Shinn scholars:

Breanna Canning of Richmond, a biology major, will travel to Panama in fall 2012 to study at the School for International Training.

Amber Lopez of Providence, an art history major, will travel to Rome, Italy, in spring 2013 to study at Richmond, The American International University in London (Rome Study Center).

Amber Lopez
Cathleen Williams of Providence, a history/modern languages major, will travel to Meknés, Morocco, in spring 2013 to study at Moulay Ismail University.

The Ridgway F. Shinn Jr. Study Abroad Scholarship Fund, maintained by the Rhode Island College Foundation, provides undergraduate scholarships in planned study outside the United States.

Over the last 23 years, the scholarship has given financial assistance to 63 RIC students to study and live abroad on six continents and in 24 different countries. To date, grants have totaled over $210,000.

Established in the 1987-88 academic year by Ridgway Shinn through the generous support of many of his friends, colleagues and former students, this fund marked his retirement from RIC after 29 years of service.

Cathleen Williams
During those years, he was a professor of history, the first chair of the Department of History, the first dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and vice president for Academic Affairs.

The suggested donation for the Shinn Scholars reception is $35. In addition, reduced price tickets for the April 14, 2 p.m. performance of “The Drowsy Chaperone” may be purchased for $5. For reservations, call Jim Bierden at (401) 831-2495.