Two Grads Get Fulbright Grants

Two recent UMW graduates, Eric Halsey ’11 and Peter Wingrove ’11, have been selected to receive U.S. Fulbright grants for 2012-2013.

The UMW Fulbright committee is “extremely proud of Eric and Peter’s accomplishments,” Nabil Al-Tikriti, associate professor of history and UMW Fulbright adviser, said of the two Herndon, Va., natives. “Mary Washington has now had eight winners in the past five years and looks forward to more in the future.”

Eric Halsey ’11

Halsey, who majored in history and political science, will study nationalism theory and Balkan history at Sofia University in Bulgaria. He will research Alexander Stamboliiski’s governmental policies, which were a unique type of trans-ethnic and linguistic nationalism. He also will take intensive Bulgarian language courses. While at Mary Washington, Halsey interned at Genocide Watch and was a visiting student at the American University of Bulgaria in 2009-2010. After his Fulbright year, he plans to pursue a doctorate in history.

Wingrove will study and conduct research at the Poznań University of Economics in Poznań, Poland. He will explore the relationship between the euro and the zloty, Poland’s national currency, focusing on the global impact of the worldwide recession. Wingrove is a

Peter Wingrove ’11

volunteer at Fredericksburg’s Moss Free Clinic and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. While he studied economics at UMW, he was treasurer of Students Helping Honduras and co-president of the Economics Club.