Fulbright Winners(June 14, 2008) Eight Kenyon graduates have been named winners of the J. William Fulbright Fellowship, continuing the College's success as a top producer among small colleges of Fulbright fellows. Fulbright grant winners receive funds covering the costs of a year abroad in which they undertake teaching assignments or self-designed research programs that foster global outreach and international understanding. The Fulbright year often becomes the launchpad for notable careers.
Three additional students have been certified as alternates, one to conduct research and two to teach English in other countries. Alternates receive a grant if a principal candidate declines the offer of a grant or if funds become available for additional grants.
2008 Fulbright Research Fellows:
Mike Frick '08, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, will conduct public-health research in China on China's "floating population." He majored in international studies with a minor in Chinese and a concentration in Asian studies.
Ellen Thompson '08, of New Hope, Minnesota, will travel to Guatemala for a research project on the effectiveness of cervical cancer screening and prevention programs in that country. Her undergraduate major was biology.
Katharine Touchton-Leonard '05, of Silver Spring, Maryland, is an alternate for a research fellowship. If she receives the grant, she will conduct research on the impact of participation in microcredit programs on internally displaced persons in Uganda. As an undergraduate, she majored in history, with a minor in anthropology.
2008 Fulbright Teaching Fellows:
Kimberly Black '08, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, will teach English as a foreign language in France. She majored in modern languages and literatures.
Jason Cieply '08, of Pickerington, Ohio, will teach English in Russia. His double major was in modern languages and literatures and English, with a minor in philosophy.
Elizabeth Gutting '05, an English major from St. Louis, Missouri, will teach English in South Korea.
Jessica Kahn '08, of Shaker Heights, Ohio, will teach English in Macau. She majored in English.
Henry Mathes '08, of Hamden, Connecticut, will travel to Germany to teach English. He majored in international studies with a minor in anthropology.
Jenni Schneiderman '08, of Centerville, Ohio, will teach English in Argentina. She double-majored in psychology and Spanish.
Sara Brinda '08, of Golden Valley, Minnesota, would teach English in Taiwan. She majored in biology, with a minor in Chinese.
Carol Ditmars '08, of New Milford, New Jersey, would teach English in Germany. She majored in both art history and international studies.