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Highland Alum to Study at Canterbury

published May 5, 2016

Highland Alum to Study at Canterbury

Krista Wilgers, a Highland Community College alumnae from Palmer who is currently studying English at Kansas State University, is going to be part of a student exchange program in the Fall of 2016 where she will be furthering her studies as an English major at Canterbury in the United Kingdom.

Wilgers will be completing her British literature survey courses at Canterbury Christ University, one of three universities in Canterbury, Kent, England.  That university is relatively new, having been founded as a Church of England college focused on teacher training in 1962.  It has now achieved full university status, and its exchange program is a key element of its offerings.

While at Highland, Wilgers was a Foundation Scholar, a tutor, and was active in theatre productions, band, student government, and track. She was recently awarded the prestigious Goss Discovery Scholarship which she will use to help fund her coursework at Canterbury.  Wilgers will complete her bachelor’s degree studies next spring and is considering a master’s degree following work she will be doing as part of a research study by one of her professors in linguistics.

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