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Tong-Soon Kwak

Home » Projects Tong-Soon Kwak Barbour Scholar Tong-Soon Kwak, Rackham and School of Music, Theater, and Dance alumna, has performed organ music across North America, Europe, and Asia, thanks to a strong family background in music and the support she found at U-M. It...

Kameyo Sadakata

Home » Barbour Scholar Spotlights » 1913 to 1916 Kameyo Sadakata (1914), the first Barbour Scholar, arrived at the University of Michigan from Japan in 1914, three years before Barbour officially endowed the program in 1917. Kameyo’s English was very limited and she...

Yi-fang Wu

Home » Projects » Page 4 Yi-fang Wu (1922) became the first Barbour Scholar (along with Maria Lanzar) to earn a doctoral degree in 1928. Dr. Wu, born on January 26, 1893 in Hupei, China, as a child underwent the tortures of foot binding. Realizing that she could not...

Maria Lanzar

Home » Projects » Page 4 Maria Lanzar (1923) was the first Barbour Scholar to earn a doctoral degree, along with Yi-fang Wu, in 1928. Mariagraduated with a doctorate in Political Science in 1928. As the first Barbour Scholar from Manila, Lanzar studied the methods by...

Tsui-fung Wong

Home » Projects » Page 4 Tsui-fung Wong (1924) served as Dean of Women and Professor of Sociology at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. At the end of WWII, she traveled to England and Scotland, as a guest of the British Aid to China Fund, in order to study...