Wake Forest students win Fulbright scholarships

Six Wake Forest University seniors have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships for 2007-2008 to spend one year studying, researching or teaching abroad. The following students are recipients:

Audrey Calkins of Knoxville, Tenn., will teach English in Spain.

Patricia Crawley of Danville, Va., will research classical antiquity in Germany.

Sarah Maveety of Arden, will conduct environmental studies research in Peru.

Martina Muller of Winston-Salem, will conduct biological research in Sweden.

Jennifer Nguyen of Winston-Salem, will teach English in South Korea.

Brooks Sterritt of Elizabeth City, will teach English in Germany.

Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program is an international education exchange program sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. Operating in more than 155 countries worldwide, the program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries. Last year, more than 1,200 Americans studied abroad with either full or partial support from the Fulbright Program.

Fulbright recipients design their own programs of study, which can include university coursework, library or field research, classes in an art or music school, independent projects in social or life sciences, teaching assistantship in English or a combination of these or other projects.

Twenty-nine Wake Forest students have received Fulbright Scholarships since 1992. Most of them have been awarded in the past three years.

“We are extremely proud of these recipients. The increase in our Fulbright scholars is a testament to the quality of students we have at Wake Forest, the level of foreign language training they receive and the increasing interest undergraduates have in international study,” said Tom Phillips, director of the Wake Forest Scholars program.

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