Students at USF Sarasota-Manatee awarded International Study Abroad Scholarships

Two students at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee were awarded International Study Abroad Scholarships through the Clyde G. Nixon International Business Endowment.  The scholarship is used to assist outstanding undergraduate business students who wish to study abroad as part of their academic experience and is awarded on a competitive basis.  The recipients for 2010 were Brayan Felipe and Sarah Sherman, who both received a Bachelor of Arts degree during the Fall 2010 Commencement Ceremony.   “My stay at Laval University was unique and precious to me,” said Felipe, who studied International Business at USF Sarasota-Manatee.  “We got to visit many companies in the surrounding communities and saw what we learned in class being applied outside- in businesses.”  Sherman, who studied Finance, also enjoyed her experience.  “By awarding me the Clyde Nixon Scholarship, I am able to focus on the most important aspect of school – learning,” she said.

Donations from Sun Hydraulics and the Clarke Company help to make this scholarship possible.  Pictured above, back row (L to R): Dr. Arthur Guilford, Regional Chancellor, USF Sarasota-Manatee; Allen Carlson, President & CEO, Sun Hydraulics; Dr. Robert Anderson, Dean, College of Business, USF Sarasota-Manatee; and Tim Clarke, USF Sarasota-Manatee Alum and Founder of the Clarke Company.  Front row (L to R): Scholarship Recipient, Brayan Felipe; Community Leader, Joan Nixon; and Scholarship Recipient, Sarah Sherman.