UNH Names Four NH Students Liberal Arts Trout Scholars
Media Contact:  Lori Wright
603-862-0574
UNH Media Relations
April 2, 2009


DURHAM, N.H. -- Four students in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of New Hampshire have been named the 2009 B. Thomas Trout Scholarship recipients. The students will receive scholarships to be used toward their study abroad program expenses in the 2009-10 academic year.

The 2009 B. Thomas Trout Scholarship recipients are Valerie Peters, a music major from Derry; Mariel Fluhr, a music liberal studies major from Wolfeboro; Michelle Enos, a music performance major from Dover; and Gretchen Torres, a psychology major from Rochester.

Peters, Fluhr and Enos will attend the UNH-in-Italy program in Ascoli Piceno in the fall. Torres plans to study in Brest, France, this summer.

The B. Thomas Trout Scholars Fund was established in honor of Political Science Professor and Associate Dean B. Thomas Trout. Throughout his career, Trout actively and tirelessly promoted international studies as a vital part of the college curriculum. He was equally dedicated to the development of study abroad programs for undergraduates, convinced that expanding the range of international study opportunities for American college students was integral to their understanding of a complicated world. The fund supports academically outstanding College of Liberal Arts students, allowing them to participate in a UNH-managed study abroad program in the college.

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 11,800 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students.

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