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Christina Cheng

Ande Kemp

Junior Christina Cheng, a chemical biosciences (pre-med) major, was able to travel to Honduras for a week with the OU Global Brigades campus chapter. Christina got the chance to visit two different communities, Sabaneta and Granadilla. There she was able to shadow doctors, interact with patients, and educate both communities on general dental  hygiene. When asked about her trip she said "It was an incredible experience, and I was able to learn so much about the communities and healthcare." Christina's plans after graduation are to attend medical school.

Caroline Bennett

Caroline Bennett is a sophomore Human Relations major at the University of Oklahoma. On top of her involvement with the Henderson Scholars Program, she is also a Diversity Enrichment Programs intern, an Alochol Peer Educator, and involved in her sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha.  Recently, Ms. Bennett won the title of Miss Black OU 2014. We are extremely proud of Caroline.  


Jessica Murphy

Jessica Murphy spent the Fall 2013 semester in Beijing, China studying at Tsinghua University. Ms. Murphy took Chinese courses, rode her bike to school and lived with a Chinese roommate. On top of course, Ms. Murphy also had an internship with eBeijing, the official government website for the city of Beijing. During the semester Ms. Murphy traveled to Shanghai and Inner Mongolia, where she stayed in a yurt, rode camels and went sand sledding. When asked about what she gained from her experience Ms. Murphy replied,  "I figured out to navigate in a foreign language and immersed myself in a culture very different from my own. I also made incredible friends and we visited the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, 798 Art District, Beijing Design Week, Wangfujing and ate plenty of good food. My study abroad experience was amazing and I'm so glad I went." To the right is a picture of Ms. Murphy taken when she traveled to Inner Mongolia during her semester abroad.

Yaaminey Kunderu

Yaaminey Kunderu is a sophomore Industrial Engineering major at the University of Oklahoma. During the Fall 2013 semester Ms. Kunderu studied abroad at the University of Oklahoma campus located in Arezzo, Italy. There Ms. Kunderu joined the Student Advisory Council which partnered up with the local community to offer volunteer opportunities for those studying abroad. There Ms. Kunderu participated in a variety of volunteer activities ranging from reading to children at a local library in English to cleaning up a local park during the Puliamo il Mundo (Clean Up the World) event. To the right is a picture of Ms. Kunderu (middle with a blue shirt) and her fellow classmates at Puliamo il Mundo.