Fulbright LeaderGAMBIER, Ohio (November 8, 2008) For the fifth 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.
Seven graduates in the Class of 2008 and one member of the Class of 2005 won the prestigious fellowships for 2008-09, placing Kenyon on a list of national baccalaureate institutions designated as top Fulbright producers, published in the October 24, 2008, edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education.
The winners will spend a year teaching or pursuing research in eight countries. Last year, nine Kenyon students won Fulbrights.
2009 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.
2009 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.