Students receive Fulbright grants

Four students were awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships prior to their graduation in May and are teaching English abroad this academic year:

  • Allison Tyler Humphreys (’09) of Greenville, S.C., is teaching in Indonesia.
  • Grace Johnson (’09) of Champaign, Ill., is teaching in Taiwan.
  • Michael Lewis (’09) of Brownsboro, Ala., is teaching in Germany.
  • David Wescott (’09) of Potomac, Md., is teaching in Korea.

Two other students who graduated last December also received Fulbright fellowships:

  • Cameron Frothingham (’08) of Durham, N.C., is teaching in Mexico.
  • Jennifer Lynne Wilson (’08) of Alexandria, Va., is teaching in Germany.

In addition, Benn Stancil (’09) of Belmont, N.C., was awarded a teaching assistantship to Taiwan, but he accepted an internship with the Carnegie International Endowment for Peace in Washington, D.C., instead.

Also, Francesca Buss (’09) of Oakton, Va., and Katherine Robinson (’09) of Charlotte, N.C., were awarded French Ministry year-long English teaching assistantships through the Fulbright application process.

Three other students were named Fulbright alternates: Catherine Hufnagel (’09) of Vienna, Va.; Matthew Higgins (’09) of Yardley, Pa., and Roman Irvin (’09) of Louisville, Ky.

The Fulbright Program is an international education exchange sponsored by the State Department that places U.S. students as English teaching assistants in schools or universities overseas. Forty-five Wake Forest students have received Fulbright Scholarships since 1993.

“The Fulbright Graduate Study Scholarships and English Teaching Assistantships provide unparalleled opportunity for young Americans to learn and serve abroad immediately or soon after college,” said Tom Phillips (’74, MA ’78), director of the Wake Forest Scholars program. “We are proud that, with the generous help of a large campus committee of faculty and staff, over the past four years Wake Forest has been among the top U.S. institutions in the awarding of such grants.”

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