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Thank you for making the decision to support the Russian Flagship Program at PSU. Your gift helps support students in learning how to think critically and communicate persuasively in Russian, develop global perspectives, and prepare for careers in a fast-changing world.

Your contribution to the Sandra G. Freels Endowed Scholarship for Study of Russian at PSU is a wonderful way to honor Sandra for her three-plus decades of service to PSU students. In 2018 the fund has reached its base endowment goal, and the fund provided one scholarship of $1,000 to partially support a student studying abroad in Kazakhstan on the Summer Russian Language and Areas Studies Program.  Continuing donations will help the Flagship Program provide more substantial awards to deserving students and awards for additional students.  Your support, at whatever amount, will help create a lasting legacy in Sandy’s name. Every gift matters!



Winner of 2018 Sandra G. Freels Endowed Scholarship for Study of Russian:

Yves (Namu) Wienecke

Namu is pursuing a double major in Computer Science and Russian. In Summer 2018, he is studying abroad in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Winners of the Russian Flagship Scholarship (superseded in 2018 by the Freels Endowed Scholarship):

2018   Yves "Namu" Wienecke
2017   Chase Riegel
2016   Kristi Lew
2015   Kristi Lew
2014   Dennis Kuzmin
2013   Todd Long

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