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Doane College Receives $30,000 Mellon Grant Toward Cultural Perspectives

Doane College received a $30,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to plan and revise the Cultural Perspectives study category of its undergraduate program.

All Doane students complete courses in the liberal arts and sciences to provide broad perspectives and skills for continued study, careers and leadership. The grant will improve in-class and out-of-class experiences for Doane students as members of a global community.

Faculty and staff will create additional courses about Latin America, Asia and the Middle East, and determine ways to increase options for foreign language study and overseas study as part of the overall Doane experience. Many two-to-three-week interterm travel courses are already available to Doane students, who automatically receive the college’s $700 travel scholarship as juniors or seniors.

Over the years, 46 Doane graduates have gone on to receive the coveted national Fulbright Scholarship for graduate study or research overseas, more than from any other institution in Nebraska.

“The project Doane College is able to undertake with this grant will have lasting effects on how all students understand world affairs and the ways in which they are part of the global community, now and throughout their lifetimes,” said Jonathan Brand, Doane president.