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Emma Wright '12 to Teach in Germany through Fulbright ETA

1Wright.jpgEmma Wright ’12 (Lake Hill, N.Y.) will combine her passions for international travel and sustainable food policy in Germany during her Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.

Wright graduated summa cum laude as a history major and as a minor in both French and German. She has visited Germany twice through an exchange program at her high school. She also served as an au pair in Germany and Martinique.

In addition to working in an English-language classroom, Wright — a dietary vegan — will compare American and German food policies and the health and longevity of people in both countries

PACT Student Earns Fulbright Award to Malaysia

Chris Muyo ’12G (Martinez, Calif.) has had 19 years of Catholic education — from kindergarten all the way through his master’s degree in education from Providence College. He also has taught at a Catholic high school.

But in January, he will travel to rural Malaysia, where the residents are mostly Muslim, through a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.
Muyo is excited about the prospect of exposing other people to American culture and developing skills to bring back home.

“I have a lot of students from Asian countries in my classroom who came over as exchange students,” he said. “It will be nice to learn more about English language learners and learn how they’re taught English in their countries.”

Richard '04 to Research Worker Conditions through Fulbright

1tylearichard.jpgProvidence College alumna Tylea Richard ’04 will use a Fulbright fellowship to study the quality of life of garment workers in the Dominican Republic.

Richard, who was a public and community service studies major and a Latin American studies minor, began researching workers’ rights issues in the garment sector as part of her senior capstone project and has been working in the labor movement or garment industry ever since

Beley '12 Receives National Department of Defense Scholarship

Catherine Beley '12 (HIlton Head, S.C.) has been awarded a Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).

Part of the National Defense Education Program, the SMART program uses DOD dollars to fund the college education of science and engineering students who are U.S. citizens. In exchange, the recipients take paid summer internships in defense labs and agree to work for a DOD lab for one year for each year of college support

Bretz ’12 Received SMART Scholarship from Department of Defense

Providence College undergraduate Robert Bretz ’12 (Bristol, R.I.) recently was named a recipient of a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Science, mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship.

McDonough ’12 Named Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention

Thomas McDonough’12 (Westborough, Mass.), a chemistry and mathematics double major, has been selected as an honorable mention for the 2011 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established in 1986 to honor the late U.S. Senator. The goal of the program is to alleviate the current and future shortage of highly-qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers.

Only 275 college sophomores and juniors received the premier undergraduate award this year. McDonough is one of 199 students to receive an honorable mention for the Goldwater Scholarship.

Glass ’11 Earns Fulbright Award to Teach in Turkey

During the fall semester of her senior year at PC, Leah Glass ’11 (Troy, N.Y.) co-taught an Introduction to Global Studies course for independent study credit. Little did she realize the impact that experience would have on her future.

Glass, who earned magna cum laude honors at PC as a global studies major with minors in black studies and Spanish, was recently awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to teach English and American culture at Mehmet Akif Ersoy University in Burdur, Turkey.

BetGeorge ’11 Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Teach in Bulgaria

Alexandra E. BetGeorge '11 (Syracuse, N.Y.), a Global Studies major and political science minor, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to teach English and undertake an independent study in Bulgaria.

BetGeorge, a member of the Liberal Arts Honors Program, will spend from September 2011 to June 2012 teaching at the Shumen Foreign Language High School--Nicola Jonkov Vaptsarov--in Shumen, Bulgaria, and conducting legal research on the status of the Roma (ethnic) population there. She also hopes to start an English Activities Club for students.

Allen '09 Undertakes Fulbright Teaching Assistantship Administered

Tom Allen '09 plans to become fluent in German during his current English Language Teaching Assistantship in Austria.

The assistantship is part of a program administered by the Fulbright Commission through the Austrian-American Education Commission (AAEC) for the Austrian Ministry for Education, the Arts, and Culture.

Allen is teaching at Höhere Technische Bundeslehr- und Versuchsanstalt, a high school in Rankweil, Vorarlberg. Allen will teach until May 31, with the option of applying to teach there a second year.

U.S. Student Fulbright Grant Awarded to Reardon '08

Kristina H. Reardon '08 recently received a U.S. Student Fulbright Grant and will use it to fund her love of writing--and of her mother's home country--in a unique independent research project during the 2010-11 academic year.

"I will be working full time in Ljubljana, Slovenia, translating into English the fiction written by women in the area since Slovenia declared independence in 1991, and then compiling it into an anthology I hope to publish," said Reardon, who is pursuing her master of fine arts in writing degree at the University of New Hampshire. 

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