Fulbright winnersGAMBIER, Ohio (May 31, 2007) Nine Kenyon graduates in the Class of 2007 have been awarded Fulbright fellowships for research or teaching around the globe next year. The eight who have accepted the award will travel to as many countries, across Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North America, and South America, to conduct research or teach English as a second language.
Four Kenyon Class of 2007 recipients were awarded Fellowship Research Grants:
Willow Belden will research primary education and understanding of history and identity in Jordan. Belden, a resident of Douglastown, New York, was an international studies major.
Rose Calnin, a double major in international studies and Spanish from Holland, Michigan, will travel to Puebla, Mexico, to study the impact of intercultural hospitals on the Nahua and Totanaco peoples.
Kimberly Ziegler, a double major in modern languages and literatures and philosophy from Lafayette, Louisiana, will spend the year in Naples, Italy, to study culture as a revitalizing civic force.
Anna Zimmermann will travel to Beijing, China, to continue her research on the role of public outreach in environmental sustainability. Zimmermann, who majored in biology, is a resident of Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Additionally, four graduating seniors will teach English as a second language overseas:
Katharine Bente, a chemistry major from Landenberg, Pennsylvania, will teach English in Germany.
Rebecca Dash, a modern languages and literatures major from Fitchburg, Wisconsin, will teach English in Russia.
Andres Millan, a resident of Chiapas, Mexico, who majored in English, history, and philosophy, will teach English in Spain.
Lauren Ostberg, an English major from Maumee, Ohio, will teach English in Argentina.
In addition to these awards, one senior was named a winner but declined the grant. Charlotte Nugent, a double major in English and international studies from Linden, Michigan, was awarded a grant to teach English in Indonesia.
A tenth student, Melina Moe, has been named an alternate to spend the year in Norway researching the writings of Norwegian immigrants to North America. Alternate candidates will receive grants if another candidate declines a grant offer or funds become available for additional grants. Moe is a resident of Worthington, Ohio.
Established in 1946, the Fulbright program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.