Four University of Alabama graduates win Fulbright ScholarshipsBy esljoblinks I Europe, South America I 0 comment
Four University of Alabama graduates have been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to study and teach abroad during the 2013-14 school year.
The highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards grants for study and research projects overseas in hopes of facilitating cultural exchange. This year, 1,700 students from around the nation were chosen out of an applicant pool of nearly 10,000.
According to a UA press release, Emma Fick, an English major from Covington, La., will serve in Serbia, where she will assist an English instructor.
Carolyn Bero, a Spanish, international studies and political science major from Madison; and Rachel Hunkler, a Spanish and secondary education major from Nashville, Tenn., will assist English teachers in Spain.
And Anna Foley, of Richardson, Texas, a 2011 graduate of UA who has been serving as a bilingual instructor for Teach For America in Denver, will serve in Brazil.
“We are extremely proud of the achievements of these outstanding students and wish them success as they begin their professional careers and represent our university and our nation in the world,” Teresa E. Wise, UA associate provost for international education and global outreach, said in the release.
Three other UA graduates were selected to receive Fulbright awards, but chose to pursue other international work.
A UA New College professor was awarded a 12-month Fulbright Fellowship earlier this month. Catherine Roach will spend a year in England studying romance novelists as research for an upcoming book on the romance narrative in pop culture.