Previous ESL Scholarship Recipients

Dena Yusif Dena Yusif, Fall 2009

Dena Yusif, from Iraq, studied psychology for 2 years before coming here. She has many interests including medicine, because she likes to help people; and business, because she would like to have her own company and help people to have work.
After the ESL Program, Dena would like to continue her studies here in the United States. She plans to attend Coastal Carolina College for two years and and then transfer back to UNCW to finish her studies because "it is perfect here". Dena hopes that she'll be somebody important one day.

Ky The Nguyen Ky The Nguyen, Fall 2009

Ky The Nguyen, also known as "Charlie", from Vietnam, studied for three years at Can Tho university, Vietnam. His major was business administration. Now, he is very interested in international business, and hopes that he can get into UNCW to get a bachelor's degree. He believes that he will become a businessman in the future. Charlie wants to establish a Honda Motorcycle company in Vietnam and would also like to work with American's companies. Besides that, Charlie is also interested in running a business of English education in Vietnam, such as a Vietnamese-American training college.

Adriana Meakin Adriana Meakin, Spring 2009

Adriana Meakin is from Bogota, Colombia. She has a bachelor’s degree in finance & international business with a minor in international & strategic management from Sergio Arboleda University of Bogota.  She would like to continue her studies at UNCW towards an MBA. She hopes to put her degree, outgoing personality, and bilingual abilities to good use here in Wilmington.

Sewoong Ban Sewoong Ban, Spring 2009

Sewoong Ban, who is studying economics at the graduate school of Hongik university, has plans to run a business of English education. Then he wants to pursue a Ph.D. in the U.S. Yunjin Cho, who majored in nursing and is Ban's wife, has a plan to help with her husband's business. If there is a chance, she wants to get some nursing experience in the United States.

Nerisa Curtis Nerissa Curtis, Fall 2008

Nerissa, who was our first student from Malaysia, planned to continue her studies at UNCW in Mathematics and Statistics after completing the ESL Program. Before coming here, she worked back home as a Center for Research Development Assistant, at Taylor's University College. Nerissa went on to a Master's Program at UNCW and is now working in the Philippines (2013).

Kyung Hye Han Kyung Hye Han, Fall 2008

Kyung Hye, who is from Korea, attends Kyung Hee University there (one of UNCW's exchange partners). Before returning there to finish her B.A. degree in Economics and Trade, she plans to do some traveling in the US and other countries. Then she'll look for a job as a financial specialist.


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