Top Producer

Kenyon has again been recognized as a top producer of winners of the J. William Fulbright Fellowship among liberal arts institutions.

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Kenyon has again been recognized as a top producer of winners of the J. William Fulbright Fellowship among liberal arts institutions for the 2020-21 academic year, marking the 16th time Kenyon has appeared on the top-producing student list, published in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Last year, nine Kenyon students and one alumnus were selected as Fulbright winners to teach English or conduct research in Argentina, Colombia, France, Germany, Kazakhstan, Russia, South Korea and Spain. Additionally, two students and one alumnus were named as alternates to teach English or conduct research in Argentina, Germany, Spain and Taiwan. 

“This has been in some ways a challenging year for our winners, as schedules have changed and programs have been canceled, delayed or deferred. In a year when so many of us have been unable to connect with others as fully as we might like, the role our Fulbrighters will play in building strong international relationships is especially critical, and demonstrates Kenyon’s commitment, even in these difficult times, to helping students thrive in a globalized world,” said Thomas Hawks, dean of academic advising, who oversees national fellowships and scholarships at Kenyon. 

The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. More than 2,200 U.S. students and more than 900 U.S. college and university faculty and administrators are awarded Fulbright grants annually. In addition, around 4,000 Fulbright Foreign Students and Visiting Scholars are awarded grants annually to come to the U.S. to study, lecture, conduct research or teach their native language. 

Kenyon’s latest cohort of Fulbright students and alternates includes:

  • Emily Beyer ’20, an international studies and Spanish double major from Suttons Bay, Michigan, who was selected to serve as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in Argentina.

  • Julia Elrod ’20, a math major from Oberlin, Ohio, who was selected to serve as an ETA in Spain.

  • Nicholas Cooper-Hamburger ’16, an English major from New York City, who was selected for a study-research grant in France.

  • Lucas Kreuzer ’20, a German and political science double major from Merion Station, Pennsylvania, who was selected to serve as an ETA in Germany.

  • Kylie Milliken ’20, a Spanish major from Louisville, Kentucky, who was selected to serve as an ETA in Germany.

  • Daniel Nolan ’20, an English major from Gillette, New Jersey, who was selected to serve as an ETA in Spain.

  • Lydia O'Donnell ’20, an American studies and history double major from Cable, Wisconsin, who was selected to serve as an ETA in South Korea.

  • Christopher Paludi ’20, a political science major from Redondo Beach, California, who was selected to serve as an ETA in Russia.

  • Georgia Stolle-McAllister ’20, a physics major from Baltimore, who was selected to serve as an ETA in Kazakhstan.

  • Camila Wise ’20, an English major from Camarillo, California, who was selected to serve as an ETA in Colombia.

Alternates include: 

  • Rose Bialer ’20, a sociology and Spanish double major from Traverse City, Michigan, who was selected as an alternate ETA in Argentina.

  • Mallory Ewer-Speck ’12, an economics major from Billings, Montana, who was an alternate for a study-research grant in Spain.

  • Jill Selander ’20, a joint major in Asian studies and Chinese from West Bloomfield, Michigan, who was selected as an alternate ETA in Taiwan.