ACU student receives scholarship to study international political economy in Greece


For Immediate Release
May 3, 2001

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Tom Craig, Director of Media and Community Relations
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An Abilene Christian University student has received a scholarship to study at the prestigious International Institute on Political and Economic Studies this summer in Athens, Greece.

Carrie DenBleyker, a senior political science major from Vanderwagen, N.M., was awarded a scholarship from the Abilene-based Institute for Business and Economic Education. DenBleyker received an award of $2,700. She will participate in ACU's undergraduate commencement program May 12.

The International Institute on Political and Economic Studies is operated by the Fund for American Studies, one of Washington, D.C.'s top academic and internship programs. The program has provided undergraduates intensive seminars in the values of freedom, democracy, and a free-market economy for the last 30 years. Its graduates have often pursued careers in economics, public policy, public service and foreign service.

DenBleyker also was honored last summer with a similar scholarship from the Institute for Business and Economic Education. Last summer DenBleyker attended the Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Political Systems in Washington D.C. and interned at the United States Trade and Development Agency. Significantly, she was named the outstanding student at the Institute (out of 108 students).

Dr. Mel Hailey, chair of the ACU Political Science Department, said DenBleyker's scholarship and selection for the International Institute on Political and Economic Studies is a great honor. She is one of 65 students chosen to study at the Institute out of several hundred applicants from around the world.

For more information, contact Hailey, professor of political science, at 674-2095.

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