Eight head across the pond as Thouron Scholars


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The current students in this years American contingent of Thouron Scholars: (left to right) Tony Regenstreif, Mollie Gordon, Michael Grubb, Emily Robin, Michael B. Keeley, Anastasia Schulze and Sujata Gosalia. Not shown is Omari S. Simmons, the one alum in this years Thouron contingent.

  Photo by Candace diCarlo

Seven current University of Pennsylvania students and one recent Penn Law graduate will pursue graduate study in the United Kingdom this fall as Thouron Scholars. The program promotes closer friendship between the people of Britain and the United States by supporting academic exchange.

The 1999-2000 American contingent of Thourons, selected from a field of more than 50 applicants, are:

square.gifMollie Gordon (C00), an English major, who plans to study English literature at Kings College, London, before returning to the U.S. to study medicine at Baylor University;

square.gifSujata Gosalia (C/W00), a student in the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, who will study the politics of the world economy at the London School of Economics;

square.gifMichael D. Grubb (W/EAS00), a student in the Jerome Fisher Management and Technology Program, who plans to study economics at Oxford;

square.gifMichael B. Keeley, a Ph.D. candidate in cell and molecular biology, who plans to study philosophy and the history of science at the London School of Economics;

square.gifTony Regenstreif (C00), an American history major, who plans to study economic history at the London School of Economics;

square.gifEmily Robin (C/W00), a Huntsman Program student, who plans to study either nationalism or social psychology at the London School of Economics;

square.gifAnastasia Schulze (C00), an American history and history of art major, who plans to study Dutch art at the Courtland Institute in London; and

square.gifOmari S. Simmons (L99), who plans to study European Union law at Oxford.

The Thouron Scholars program was established in 1960 by Sir John R.H. Thouron, K.B.E. and the late Esther du Pont, Lady Thouron. Thouron Scholars from Penn receive full funding for study towards a masters degree at any British university, and British Thouron recipients can pursue fully-funded masters study at Penn.

This years awards including four Thourons coming to Penn from the United Kingdom bring to 623 the number of Thouron Scholarships awarded in the programs 40-year history.

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Originally published on March 23, 2000