CAROLYN KAY MARQUARDT
'GO SEE STUFF'
ENDOWED TRAVEL FUND
The first recipients of the Carolyn Kay Marquardt "Go See Stuff" Travel Fund have been announced!
Earlier this month, five students at the University of Puget Sound were each presented with a $500 stipend from the Go See Stuff! Travel fund. The stipend will help students cover costs while studying abroad for a full year. Students applied and were ultimately selected by the Academic Dean based on recommendations by the German Studies Faculty.
Congratulations to the first five recipients,
Aaron Stahr, William Robidoux, Maria Leuzinger, Jeremy Lennon, Roberto Ramirez and Larissa Lief
Good luck on your travels! Now GO SEE STUFF!!!
About the Endowed Travel Fund
The Carolyn Kay Marquardt 'Go See Stuff' Endowed Travel Fund was established in December 2017, in memory of my wife, Carolyn Marquardt.
In her forty-plus year career as an international flight attendant, Carolyn rarely let a layover go to waste, especially when it came to her beloved Bavaria. A quick change out of uniform and into a pair of jeans, and Carolyn was off to the next farmhouse museum, Trachten (traditional German clothing) store or Christmas Market. And then, with me as her late-in-life "traveling companion," her motto became, "Let's go see stuff." And we did. Lots of it, and all of it always culturally and historically enriching. This stipend in Carolyn's name is designed to assist students as eager and hungry as Carolyn was for all things Bavarian, German and European in that order. Many times she'd lead groups of family, friends and fellow folk dancers on personally guided tours that deepened and broadened the experiences of all those who accompanied her. This stipend is meant to carry on and to inspire Carolyn's spirit of travel and experience. Take it seriously, but thoroughly enjoy yourselves as well. That was always Carolyn's way. And go see stuff!
The purpose of the Carolyn Kay Marquardt 'Go See Stuff' Endowed Travel Fund is to provide a stipend for one or more students to enhance their experiential learning by participating in an international study abroad program. First preference will be given to those studying German Studies on a full academic year study abroad program in a German-speaking country. Second preference will be for those studying German Studies on a one-semester study abroad program in a German-speaking country. Should there be no applicant from those programs, the stipend can be granted to students in the more broad programs of International Studies.
FOR More information on Endowed Fund:
Kurt Graupensperger Director of Capital Giving
UNIVERSITY of PUGET SOUND
1500 N. Warner St. #1087
Tacoma, WA 98416