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Bard Junior Min Kyung Shinn Wins Katherine Lynn Mester Memorial Scholarship

Jennifer Wai-Lan Huang
 Image Credit: Sasha Boak-Kelly
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—Min Kyung Shinn ’14 is the 2012 recipient of the Katherine Lynn Mester Memorial Scholarship at Bard College in New York. The Katherine Lynn Mester Scholarship was created by the generous donations of Bard faculty and staff and by Katherine’s family to honor her memory. Mester, a native of central Michigan, was a professional actress, Pilates teacher, and the wife of Joseph Luzzi, Bard College associate professor of Italian studies. The scholarship is awarded to students who exhibit Katherine Mester’s spirit of generosity, kindness and genuine love of learning.

This is the fifth year the Mester scholarship has been awarded to a Bard College undergraduate student. Min Kyung Shinn, a native of South Korea who came to the United States seven years ago, is now in her third year at Bard College studying physics and chemistry. Shinn is an international student who came to Bard as the recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Scholarship.

About Bard College
Founded in 1860, Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, is an independent, nonsectarian, residential, coeducational college offering a four-year B.A. program in the liberal arts and sciences and a five-year B.A./ B.S. degree in economics and finance. The Bard College Conservatory of Music offers a five-year program in which students pursue a dual degree—a B.Music and a B.A. in a field other than music—and offers an M.Music in vocal arts and in conducting. Bard also bestows an M.Music degree at Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bard and its affiliated institutions also grant the following degrees: A.A. at Bard High School Early College, a public school with campuses in New York City (Manhattan and Queens) and Newark, New Jersey; A.A. and B.A. at Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and through the Bard Prison Initiative at five correctional institutions in New York State; M.A. in curatorial studies, M.S. in economic theory and policy, and M.S. in environmental policy and in climate science and policy at the Annandale campus; M.F.A. and M.A.T. at multiple campuses; M.B.A. in sustainability in New York City; and M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in the decorative arts, design history, and material culture at the Bard Graduate Center in Manhattan. Internationally, Bard confers dual B.A. degrees at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University, Russia (Smolny College), American University of Central Asia in Kyrgyzstan, and Bard College Berlin: A Liberal Arts University; and dual B.A. and M.A.T. degrees at Al-Quds University in the West Bank.

PHOTO CAPTION: Min Kyung Shinn ’14, the 2012 recipient of the Katherine Lynn Mester Memorial scholarship, with Judge Fred Mester, father of Katherine Mester.
PHOTO CREDIT: Sasha Boak-Kelly


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This event was last updated on 12-13-2013