GW Recognized as a Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars

Eight alumni and four graduate students received Fulbright scholarships to research and teach around the world for the 2012-13 academic year.

November 02, 2012

The George Washington University has again been recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a top producer of Fulbright students.

Eight GW alumni and four graduate students are spending the 2012-13 academic year teaching and completing research in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America as winners of Fulbright Scholarships. Through Fulbright’s U.S. Student Program, the 12 award recipients will teach English and complete research on a wide range of issues, including immigration, civic engagement, and urban development and planning.
“That GW has been named as a ‘top producer’ for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is a wonderful recognition, one in which faculty, staff and students can take great pride,” said Paul Hoyt-O’Connor, director of George Washington’s Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research. “It confirms once more the internationalist outlook of our students and alumni and their desire to engage in substantive cross-cultural exchange.”
The brainchild of GW alumnus and U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright, L.L.B. ’34, the Fulbright Scholarship Program provides funding for study and research abroad in a range of disciplines, including social sciences, business, performing arts, physical sciences, engineering and education, and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
The 2012-13 recipients will be working on a variety of topics around the globe.
Lucas Beard, B.A. ’10, is in Mongolia examining Sino-Mongolian immigration patterns and the effect of migrant miners on the country’s resource extraction industry.
Shaylen Foley, B.A. ’10, and Lauren Jacobson, B.A. ’12, are teaching English in Indonesia.
Dominique DeAngelo, B.A. ’11, is completing an ethnographic study of Egyptian female martial artists in Cairo.
Anna Garrison, B.A. ’12, is teaching English in Colombia.
Danielle Feinstein, B.A. ’11, is researching youth civic engagement in Jordan.
Jake Miner, B.A. ’12, and Amanda Ussak, B.A. ’10, are teaching English in Morocco and Malaysia, respectively.
Anna Dill, a medical student, is researching the rise of chronic diseases in India and measuring the success of physicians’ guidelines on community treatment.
Amanda Kadlec, a graduate student in international affairs, is studying the youth population of Kuwait and their perception of democracy.
Alisa Brem, J.D. ’12, is in Italy examining Tuscan cities that have employed sustainable urban projects to foster social and economic growth.
Kelly Bauer, a doctoral student in political science, is in Chile researching the Mapuche indigenous community of southern Chile and their influence on government land reform policy.
“I congratulate the award recipients on being selected for this prestigious award, and I wish them the very best and much success,” said Dr. Hoyt-O’Connor. “I also deeply appreciate how GW faculty has provided invaluable mentorship to our students by inviting them to undertake serious academic reflection, encouraging them to make the most of their education and thus preparing them for an opportunity such as this.”