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Eleven chosen as Fulbright scholars

By Cheryl Walker ('88) Office of Communications and External Relations
Planet and Book

From researching regenerative medicine in Sweden to teaching in Vietnam, 11 Wake Forest students and recent graduates have been awarded Fulbright scholarships to go abroad during the 2013-2014 academic year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program — the most prestigious international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government — offers opportunities for students and young professionals to conduct research or teach English in more than 155 countries worldwide.

Jason Green (’13) of White Plains, N.Y., will conduct regenerative medicine research in Sweden, and Diane Hazel (’05) of Washington, D.C., will study law in Namibia.

Nine students were awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships and will be teaching English abroad:

  • Sal Badillo (’13) of Tampa, Fla. is teaching in Spain
  • Theodore Barton (’13) of Pinon Hills, Calif., is teaching in Poland
  • Amanda Cain (’13) of Alexandria, Va., is teaching in Vietnam
  • Elizabeth Cannon (’13) of Atlanta, Ga., is teaching in South Korea
  • Carter Kenyon (’13) of Brentwood, Tenn., is teaching in Germany
  • Carleigh Morgan (’12) of Greensboro, N.C., is teaching in Turkey
  • Annie Ornelles (’11) of Winston-Salem, N.C., is teaching in Andorra
  • Becky Perry (’13) of Monroe, N.C., is teaching in Germany
  • Renee Slawsky (’13) of Knoxville, Tenn., is teaching in Russia

Including the 11 named here, 83 Wake Forest graduates or students have been named Fulbright scholars since 1992.

Two students who were recommended by the U.S. Fulbright committee to the host committees in other countries are currently listed as alternates for English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) abroad:

  • Molly King (’13) for Ecuador
  • Ken Meyer (’13) for Turkey

Maggie Rodgers (’13) is an alternate for the Fulbright ETA to Germany. She is the recipient of an Austrian Fulbright Commissions ETA for 2013-14.

One Wake Forest graduate, Paige Haynes (’11), was chosen as an alternate to conduct political science research in Poland.

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