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NMSU students awarded undergraduate fellowships to study abroad

New Mexico State University students James MacKenzie and Melissa Martinez have been awarded 1999-2000 National Security Education Program Fellowships to study abroad.


MacKenzie, a sophomore from Albuquerque, received an undergraduate fellowship to study in China for a year. A biology and history major, MacKenzie also has spent time in Mexico learning Spanish and will be going to Germany this summer to study.

Martinez, who graduated from NMSU May 15 with a degree in communications studies, was awarded a graduate fellowship. Martinez plans to conduct media research in Guadalajara, Mexico, while concurrently pursuing a graduate degree at Tufts University in Boston. Martinez is from Espanola, N.M.

Since the creation of National Security Education Program in 1991, nine NMSU students have been awarded fellowships to study in China, Russia, Mexico, Argentina and Columbia. NSEP encourages students to study in countries critical to United States national security but less frequently studied by U.S. students.

Students interested in applying for the 2000-2001 fellowship program should contact Paul Huntsberger, NSEP adviser and NMSU assistant director for the Center for International Programs, at (505) 646-4736 or via e-mail at phuntsbe@nmsu.edu.
Joy Victory
May 21, 1999