We did it again. The Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board selected five Nazareth students as recipients of the prestigious U.S. Junior Fulbright Awards. This repeats the record number that was selected last year when we placed third in the U.S. for the number of students selected from schools in our category.
Congress established the Fulbright Program to "enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." The program is the largest U.S. international exchange program, offering opportunities for students, scholars and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. As the Fulbright web site states, the Program is now the “most widely recognized and prestigious international exchange program in the world.”
The five Nazareth students selected for this honor are:
- Liam Connolly who will teach English in South Korea
- Hannah East who is currently serving as a Peace Corp volunteer in Cambodia and next year will study anti-corruption policy in Finland
- Julie Saltrelli who will be an English language assistant in Argentina
- Maria Seewaldt who will teach English in Germany
- Jessica Tette who will teach English in Colombia
This Award recognizes the extraordinary hard work and many accomplishments of each of these students. It is also an honor for the College - and a reflection of our overall excellence - that we can boast of having 16 Fulbrights awarded to our students in the last five years.