Fulbright Tradition Continues

Three 2012 graduates received prestigious U.S. Fulbright grants this year. Aubrey Elliott ’12, M.Ed. ’13 plans to spend eight months in Turkey as an English teaching assistant. “I’m really looking forward to learning a new language, teaching others, and experiencing life in another country,” he said. Elliott has a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in secondary education. He was awarded two UMW scholarships, the Lester D. Crow Scholarship for Student Teachers and the Oscar H. Darter Scholarship in History. The Culpeper, Va., native played on the Mary Washington rugby team, including one year as the team’s senior representative. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society. Peter Hawes ’12 will head to Nepal this summer to teach English for a year in a rural school and assist the Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association. “I am expecting it to be pretty challenging in a lot of ways,” he said. “I feel there is … [Read more...]