For the fourth year in a row, ECU's German program has had a student selected for an Undergraduate Scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (www.daad.org).
This year's recipient, Michael Veale, is a junior from Charlotte double majoring in Theatre Arts and German. Thanks to the award, Michael is spending this academic year as a student at the Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany, where he is taking advantage of the educational and cultural opportunities available to him as a resident of a major European city.
To put this achievement in context, ECU¹s program in German is one of only five in the United States to have had an undergraduate receive a DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship in each of the last four years, and the only program in the entire Southeast to do so. These four scholarships represent approximately $45,000 in external funding for ECU undergraduates to pursue their studies in German and other fields of interest at an institution of higher learning in Germany. Such success would not be possible without the support of colleagues from across the University.
David L. Smith, Ph.D.Associate Professor
Majors' Advisor and Program Coordinator ECU GERMAN