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[University of Wisconsin-Green Bay News Release]

For Immediate Release:

January 29, 2008

Harris wins Galt Scholarship at UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY-Christopher Harris, Green Bay, has won the 2008 Tony Galt Student Travel Scholarship at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Harris, a senior Education major who has an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, will apply the scholarship toward traveling to New Zealand to fulfill his student teaching requirement.

The scholarship honors the memory of Prof. Tony Galt, a member of the UW-Green Bay Social Change and Development and Anthropology faculties for 34 years, and a strong advocate of international education. Much of his research, which he reported on in several books, took place abroad. The competitive $2,500 scholarship is awarded to help students engage in overseas research and independent study or enrollment in foreign universities.

Harris will participate in the Global Student Teaching Program and chose New Zealand because of his interest in literacy. "The New Zealand educational system has been a leader in literacy," Harris wrote in his application. "They developed the Guided Reading Program that is being implemented throughout the United States."

Harris was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps for nine years and served on missions in Africa and the Far East and on the Atlantic Ocean. He noted that the overseas experiences provided by the Galt Scholarship will differ from those he had in the military. "Instead of carrying a rifle, I will be carrying books...," he noted."...my new education missions have only begun."

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