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UOG Philosophy and East Asian Studies Major Danny Peck Receives Prestigious Scholarship to Study in China


In the first of a five-year program sponsored by the Education Department of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Washington D.C. and coordinated through the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), UOG senior Danny Peck (Philosophy and East Asian Studies Double Major) was selected as one of 25 students from the United States to study the Chinese language for the academic year of 2013-2014. The program is funded by the PRC government and includes tuition, supplies, lodging, medical insurance, and a stipend. Danny will be working on his Mandarin and continue to pursue his academic interests in East Asian philosophy and intellectual history at Southwest Jiaotong University in Chengdu. Congratulations Danny!

Students interested in applying for next year’s scholarship please contact either Professor Curtis Rigsby (East Asian Studies Coordinator) at crigsby@uguamlive.uog.edu, or Professor Mark Ombrello (East Asian History) at mombrello@uguam.uog.edu