Fulbrights Abound at UMW

fulbright_studentprod16_100x109The University of Mary Washington is again one of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright students, as announced recently in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Four UMW alumnae are currently traveling, teaching, and researching abroad thanks to the prestigious, competitive grants.

Anna Boland ’16 teaches in Niedersachsen, Germany; Lauren Bortfeld ’15 teaches in Argentina; Lisa Johnson ’15 teaches in La Rioja, Spain; and Luci Coleman ’16 conducts research in Cape Town, South Africa. A fifth alumna, Cara Wimberley ’15, had been awarded a Fulbright to teach in Turkey, but Fulbright canceled that program after a coup attempt in that country last summer.

Associate Professor of History Nabil Al-Tikriti and Associate Professor of Biology Dianne Baker are co-advisers for UMW’s Fulbright program. Since 2006, UMW has had 17 Fulbright students.

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