Media Advisory: Nine WFU seniors and graduates awarded Fulbright scholarships

Nine Wake Forest University seniors and recent graduates have been awarded Fulbright scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. From researching public health in Nigeria to teaching English in the Czech Republic, they will travel to countries around the world. Including this year’s winners, 102 Wake Forest graduates have been named Fulbright scholars.

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.

Among Wake Forest’s 2015-2016 winners, two were awarded research Fulbrights:

  • Ade Ilesanmi (’15)of Winston-Salem, N.C., will research public health in Nigeria.
  • Rob Musci(’12)of Kernersville, N.C., will research exercise in Italy.

Seven were awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships and will teach English abroad:

  • Nancy Diaz (’13) of Winston-Salem, N.C., will teach in Mexico.
  • Erica Fedor (’13)of Ellicott City, Md., will teach in the Czech Republic.
  • Samantha Geary (’15)of Winston-Salem, N.C., will teach in Indonesia.
  • Araceli Morales-Santos (’15) of Graham, N.C., will teach in Brazil.
  • Dung Nguyen (’15)of Braselton, Ga., will teach in Thailand.
  • Aubrey Peterson (’14)of Alpharetta, Ga., will teach in Vietnam.
  • Sally Rowland (’15)of Westport, Conn., will teach in South Africa.

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