Nine FulbrightsGAMBIER, Ohio (June 4, 2012)
Nine recent graduates of Kenyon have been awarded coveted J. William Fulbright fellowships. Each of the winners will travel to a different international destination during 2012-13 for a fully funded year of research or teaching abroad. The Fulbright fellowships are highly competitive, keenly sought after, and often lead to noteworthy careers.
This year's Kenyon Fulbrights-six members of the Class of 2012 and three young alumni-will fan out among nine different countries on three continents.
The winners, in the Class of 2012 except where noted otherwise, include:
Paul Bisagni, a classics major, will teach English in Bulgaria.
Mark Bosse, who graduated with a joint major in history and Asian studies, will travel to China to pursue a research project in modern history, "Beyond Shanghai: The Social Modernity of Treaty Port Tianjin."
Ahmad Hamad, a religious studies major, will teach English in Malaysia.
Stephanie Kung, Class of 2010, who majored in anthropology and Spanish, will teach English in Spain.
Joseph Lerangis, a double major in music and modern languages and literatures, will teach English in Mongolia.
Susan Livermore, who majored in English and Spanish, will teach English in Mexico.
Elizabeth McBean, Class of 2011, will teach English in Russia. She majored in modern languages and literatures.
Katharine Parrott, double major in English and German, will teach English in Germany.
Megan Wilhelm, Class of 2010, who double majored in classics and psychology, will travel to Cyprus to pursue psychology research on "Attitudes Toward Out-Group Peers in Cypriot Schools."
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, the Fulbright Foundation has named Kenyon a top producer of Fulbright fellows among small colleges.