Fulbright LeaderGAMBIER, Ohio (October 19, 2006) For the third year in a row, Kenyon has been recognized as a top producer of winners of the J. William Fulbright Fellowship. Fulbright grant winners spend a year abroad to undertake self-designed programs that foster global outreach and international understanding.
Nine students and two alumni won the prestigious fellowships for 2006-07, placing Kenyon on a list of national baccalaureate institutions designated as top producers of Fulbright awards, which was published in the October 20, 2006, edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education. Only four colleges produced more. And of the colleges with the most Fulbright winners, Kenyon had one of the highest ratios of winners to total applicants - nine out of only fifteen, for 60 percent.
A twelfth student, Amy Ream '06, has been certified as an alternate to teach English in South Korea. Alternates receive a grant if a principal candidate declines the offer of a grant or if funds become available for additional grants.
The winners will spend a year teaching or pursuing research in eight countries, across four continents. Last year, six Kenyon students won Fulbrights.
Kenyon's 2006 Fulbright Fellows:
Karly Burke '06 (top center) of Woodbury, Minnesota, won an award to teach English in South Korea. Burke has declined the Fulbright and accepted the George J. Mitchell Scholarship.
Maeba Jonas '06 (top right) of Alexandria, Virginia, will conduct research on Theravada nuns in Nepal.
Kurt Hollender '06 (second row left) of Berea, Ohio, will teach English in Germany.
Brian McAllester '04 (second row center) of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, will launch a teaching assistantship program in Bulgaria.
Kathleen Barney '06 (second row right) of Atlanta, Georgia, will teach in South Korea.
Megan Walker '06 (third row left) of Montrose, Colorado, will teach English in Germany.
Regina Rosi '06 (third row center) of Grayling, Michigan, will travel to Mexico to study the implications of bilingual, intercultural education in Yucatán.
Lara Gallant '06 (third row right) of Charlotte, North Carolina, will teach English in Germany.
Rachel Ort '06 (bottom left) of Orland, Pennsylvania, will research the impact of NGOs (non-governmental organizations) on democracy in Botswana.
Carolyn Hayes Wong '06 (bottom center) of Atlanta, Georgia, will conduct research in China on the forces affecting maternal education about hepatitis B.
Seth Bernstein '05 (bottom right) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will teach in Russia.
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