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Two 2012 Marshall Scholars from Penn November 21, 2011

CURF is very pleased to announce that Corey Metzman (WH/COL ’12) and Michael Poll (COL ’09) have been awarded Marshall Scholarships for graduate study in the UK.

Corey Metzman is a senior pursuing a dual degree in international studies and business in Penn’s College of Arts and Sciences and Wharton School through the Huntsman Program. Metzman previously received a Truman Scholarship in the spring of 2011. He has demonstrated a deep personal and scholarly commitment to public service, both locally and internationally. Metzman has traveled extensively for his studies and research while at Penn. On a recent trip to Nicaragua he assisted Penn GSE Professor Sharon Ravitch’s research team with their development research on a rural coffee farm, and is now conducting the statistical analysis as a full-fledged researcher. He is co-founder of Penn’s Dorm Room Diplomacy, a cross-campus attempt to generate mutual understanding and communication between college students in the US and the Middle East.

Metzman plans to attend the London School of Economics to pursue an MSc in Development Studies, followed by Oxford University for an MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention.

Michael Poll ( holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the College of Arts and Sciences, and is a solo classical guitarist. A 2010 Fulbright Scholar, Michael is currently pursuing a Performance Diploma at the I.J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan, Poland, where he studies with Lukasz Kuropaczewski and Piotr Zaleski.

While a student at Penn, Michael Poll was a founding member of the Green Campus Partnership, and performed with the Penn Baroque Ensemble as well as the Penn Choir and Choral Society, and was a student of Benjamin Verdery, Frederic Hand, and Lukasz Kuropaczewski. He also pursued coursework at the Curtis Institute of Music in solfège with Eric Sessler and secondary conducting with Virginia Allen. He has given solo recitals recently in Italy, Panama, Poland, and the United States, and from 2007 until 2010 served on the faculty of the Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music.

Corey Metzman
Corey Metzman
Michael Poll
Michael Poll

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