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Posted: Wednesday Aug 1, 2012

August 1, 2012

Reed T. Livengood of Greensburg, a sophomore international business major at Saint Vincent College, has been notified that he is the recipient of a $7,000 Freeman-Asia Scholarship. Mr. Livengood, who earlier this summer won a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, will spend the coming year studying and traveling in Japan.

The Freeman Awards for Study in Asia are designed to support American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of Americans with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.

A 2011 honors graduate of Hempfield Area High School, he studied the Japanese language there and was an active member of the Japanese National Honor Society and the Japanese Club. He is the recipient of a scholarship from the Greensburg Kiwanis Club and was awarded both leadership grants and academic scholarships by Saint Vincent College.

At Saint Vincent, he has continued to study the Japanese language as well as coursework in international politics, principles of American politics, intermediate Japanese language and culture, financial accounting, introduction to business management, principles of marketing, calculus, introduction to physics and college writing. He was named to the Dean’s List and has participated in the International Student Union and the East Asia Club.

He will depart on August 20 for Japan and reside at Temple University’s branch campus in Tokyo. He will be studying international business, Japanese history and literature. He also plans to travel to the cities of Nagano and Utsunomiya to visit friends and to see Mt. Fuji and the Golden Temple.

After he completes his undergraduate education, he plans to teach English to high school students in Japan and enter foreign service with the State Department.

He is the son of Keith and Elaina Livengood of Greensburg.


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