Chinese Flagship Program
Sarah Schrader: Class of 2014
Schrader, a triple major in Biology, Chemistry, and a self-designed major in Chinese, completed her Capstone Year at Nanjing University with a lab internship at the Chinese Academy of Science in Shanghai where she conducted cancer research. Sarah spent a total of 19 months abroad in China and Korea. A winner of the Barry M. Goldwater award and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Sarah was also a finalist for the Truman, Marshall, Rhodes and Gates-Cambridge scholarships. Currently, she is pursuing a fully-funded MD/PhD at Cornell University in New York, NY.
Honors Thesis: The Isolation and Characterization of TiroTheta9, a Novel A4 Mycobacterium Phage
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rodney King, Biology
JP STOVALL: Class of 2014
Stovall, a triple major in International Affairs, Spanish, and Asian Religions and Culture with a minor in Latin American Studies, is a two-time winner of the US Department of State Critical Language Scholarship and a recipient of the David L. Boren Scholarship for International Study. In four years, Stovall studied abroad in China five times, including his Capstone Year at Nanjing University, and studied in Central and South America three times. His internship at a policy think tank in Shanghai has led to a fast-paced career as a Business Analyst, a Project Manager, and now a Director within the nuclear power sector in Shanghai, China.
TYLER PROCHAZKA: Class of 2016
Prochazka, a double major in International Affairs and Asian Religions and Cultures, was also a member of the WKU Forensics team. A recipient of the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship, a Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship for International Study, a Boren Award for International Study, and a participant in the Princeton University Beijing summer program, Prochazka conducted a comparative analysis of youth perceptions in China and America before leaving for his Capstone Year at Tianjin Normal University. Prochazka is currently pursuing a master’s degree at National Chengchi University (NCCU) in Taiwan as a Fulbright recipient.
Honors Thesis: A World In Transition: A Comparative Analysis of Youth Perceptions in China and America
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Soleiman Kiasatpour, Political Science