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Alumni/ae News

Jessica Kennett (B.A. in Japanese 1997) received a Fulbright Fellowship to Japan (2 years) and proceeded to get adistance-learning Master's degree in Advanced Japanese Studies at the University of Sheffieldin the U.K. She has been awarded the Ivan Morris Prize by the British Association of Japanese Studies for the best master’s thesis on a topic in Japanese Studies in the U.K. for 2010-2011.

Steven Schwankert (B.A. in Chinese 1991) went to China, through the UMass International Programs Office, where he taught English at Xiangtan University (Hunan Province). He went to Univ. of Colorado to study journalism and received a Master's degree in journalism. After that he worked for a news service in the U.S., then went to China to work on an English language magazine in Beijing intended for the local foreign community titled "Beijing Scene". He did various kinds of journalistic work in Beijing and Hong Kong. He was proprietor of his own magazine in Beijing titled "Chinabuzz". He also did the scuba diving business in Beijing.
You can find his latest work in the following link.
http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2012/08/answers_sought_in_chinas_salva.html