Merrill Scholar: Dr. James Jones

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Dr. James Jones, Vienna '63-'64

James double majored at Morehouse College in German and Biology/Chemistry.  His German professor recommended the IES Abroad program to him.  Like many Morehouse and Spellman students at that time, he returned to college and completed a fifth year.  He then went to medical school at the University of California San Francisco where he became a chest surgeon.  He served 22 years in the Army and Air Force that included tours of duty in Vietnam and Desert Storm.  He lived in Germany for three years while in the military.  He met his wife there and they have raised five children together, many of whom have studied abroad in a variety of venues.

"I had the opportunity to hear Mr. Merrill speak on the Morehouse campus from time to time and greatly value the scholarship he provided."