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Moravian Student Awarded Scholarship to Study Art in Italy

Bethlehem, Pa., Wednesday, July 13, 2005— Moravian College student, Bridget O’Rourke’07 (Lansdowne, Pa.), was recently awarded a scholarship from Studio Art Centers International (SACI) to study art in Florence, Italy, during the 2005 fall semester. O’Rourke was chosen during the highly competitive selection process among a pool of student applicants recognized Bridget for outstanding artistic and academic achievements.

SACI scholarship recipients are part of a 200 member student body studying arts and humanities in the heart of Florence, Italy. Over $65,000 of scholarships were awarded to students for the 2005 fall semester.

“This scholarship award recognizes not only Bridget O’Rourke’s achievements, but also the high caliber instruction offered by the art program at Moravian College,” said Jim Miller, senior executive of SACI.

As an independent school accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, SACI offers a comprehensive program in disciplines including painting, drawing, printmaking, design, architecture, sculpture, ceramics, photography, filmmaking, conservation, and art history. Interested students may find more information at the SACI website at www.saci-florence.org.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.