Fulbright HarvestGAMBIER, Ohio (May 16, 2011)
Seven Kenyon graduates will be heading overseas next year to teach as Fulbright fellows, four to Germany and one each to Spain, Turkey, and Venezuela. The five seniors and two recent alumni have won J. William Fulbright Fellowships, which include grants covering the costs of the year abroad.
Three additional seniors have been named Fulbright alternates. They will receive grants if a Fulbright winner declines a grant or if additional funds become available.
The Fulbright program, established in 1946, is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Its goal is to foster mutual understanding between Americans and people of other countries. For students, the Fulbright year often becomes the launchpad for notable careers. In recent years, Kenyon has been a top producer of Fulbright fellows among the nation's small colleges.
The current crop of Fulbright fellows has studied languages intensively at Kenyon:
Danielle Bishop '11, a double major in English and Spanish, will teach English in Spain.
Claire Chapman '11, who majored in modern languages and literatures, will teach English in Germany.
Abby Comstock-Gay '11, a modern languages and literatures major, will teach English in Turkey.
Elizabeth Gottmer '10, double major in English and modern languages and literatures, has been assigned to teach English in Germany.
Diane Staats '11, who majored in history, will be teaching English in Venezuela.
Bryn Stole '11, a double major in history and modern languages and literatures, will teach English in Germany.
Maia Stone '10 will also teach English in Germany . She majored in modern languages and literatures.
The Fulbright alternates, all in the Class of 2011, are:
Laura Paul, an economics major with a minor in statistics, who would conduct a research project, "Addressing Risk for Cotton Producers in Mali: Index Insurance and Other Methods."
Shaakira Raheem, an international studies major with a minor in history and a concentration in Islamic civilizations and cultures, who would teach English in Jordan.
Sarah Relich, who double-majored in philosophy and Spanish with a minor in mathematics, would teach English in Croatia.