Fulbright LeaderGAMBIER, Ohio (December 5, 2007) For the fourth consecutive year, Kenyon has been recognized as a top producer of winners of the J. William Fulbright Fellowship among small liberal arts colleges. Fulbright grant winners spend a year abroad to undertake self-designed programs that foster global outreach and international understanding.
Nine graduates in the Class of 2007 won the prestigious fellowships for 2007-08, placing Kenyon on a list of national baccalaureate institutions designated as top Fulbright producers, published in the October 26, 2007, edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education.
The winners will spend a year teaching or pursuing research in eight countries spanning five continents. Last year, nine Kenyon students and two alumni won Fulbrights.
Kenyon's 2008 Fulbright Fellows:
Willow Belden is researching primary education and understanding of history and identity in Jordan. Belden, a resident of Douglastown, New York, majored in international studies.
Rose Calnin, a double major in international studies and Spanish from Holland, Michigan, is studying the impact of intercultural hospitals on the Nahua and Totanaco peoples in Puebla, Mexico.
Kimberly Ziegler, a double major in modern languages and literatures and philosophy from Lafayette, Louisiana, is studying culture as a revitalizing civic force in Naples, Italy.
Anna Zimmermann is located in Beijing, China, continuing 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 are teaching English as a second language overseas:
Katharine Bente, a chemistry major from Landenberg, Pennsylvania, teaches English in Germany.
Rebecca Dash, a modern languages and literatures major from Fitchburg, Wisconsin, is teaching English in Russia.
Andres Millan, a resident of Chiapas, Mexico, who majored in English, history, and philosophy, is teaching 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.