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DC’s McMaster School celebrates 10th anniversary
Written by Delphos   
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 2:50 PM

DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College celebrated the tenth anniversary of the McMaster School for Advancing Humanity with a program and banquet on Oct. 13. The evening included announcement of the first-ever McMaster Humanitarian Award, recognition of international student scholarships, and presentations by students who have participated in international and local projects.

The McMaster School was started in 2002 with a generous gift from Harold and Helen McMaster, both DC alumni. The McMaster School at Defiance College has enabled 216 student scholars and 79 faculty fellows and associate fellows to undertake more than 280 projects in Belize, Cambodia, Ghana, Guatemala, Ireland, Jamaica, New Orleans, and Thailand.   Projects have ranged from training rural health care providers in Cambodia to use microscopes to diagnose malaria and tuberculosis, to assisting a group of women in a small village in Belize to start a restaurant; from assisting victims of domestic violence, to training both educators and students; from doing chemical analysis of drinking water in small towns and villages, to installing solar panels and to protecting endangered species.  The anniversary event was a chance to reflect on the impact that the McMaster School has had on those directly involved with its programs on campus and around the world.

Last Updated on Monday, November 05, 2012 6:54 PM

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