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Nine Students Chosen as Fulbright Semi-finalists

Nine KU students have reached the semi-finalist stage of the Fulbright competition. These nine applicants will now be reviewed by the respective country commissions and will learn in the spring if they will receive the prestigious award. Thirty-one students applied.

The semi-finalists and the region where they want to study or teach English are:

  • Kristen Carr, Germany
  • Lauren Cassidy, Germany English Teaching Assistant (ETA)
  • Camille Delavaux, Ecuador
  • Garrett Farlow, Russia ETA
  • Elise Fast, Colombia ETA
  • Alana Holland, Lithuania
  • Annette Jardon, Poland ETA
  • Joseph McConnell, Ukraine ETA
  • Ruth Remmers, Russia

The Fulbright Faculty Committee is a vital part of the Fulbright application process.

“Receiving feedback from the faculty members on the Campus Committee is an integral part of each student’s Fulbright application process. All proposals are reviewed by one regional or disciplinary expert as well as one outside reader, and committee members guide students in crafting clear, succinct, and jargon-free applications that will resonate with both U.S. and international reviewers. The dedication of the Campus Committee is a major factor in KU’s annual Fulbright success,” said Rachel Johnson, director of campus internationalization and fellowship programs

“What strikes me about this year’s crop of finalists is the ways that KU students are working to understand and mitigate pressing global issues, from the aftermath of genocide and ethnic cleansing to the prevention and treatment of disease in the growing urban zones of the tropics,” said Assistant Professor Andy Denning and member of the Fulbright Faculty Committee.

The Faculty Fulbright Committee are:

Andy Denning, history; Liz MacGonagle; history; Emily Clark, Applied English Center; Naima Boussofara, African & African American Studies; Marcellino Berardo, Applied English Center; Mary Klayder, English; Marie-Alice L'Heureux, architecture; Kim Swanson, French & Italian; Veronica Garibotto, Spanish & Portuguese; Peter Herlihy, Geography and Atmospheric Science; Vitaly Chernetsky, Slavic Languages & Literatures; Ketty Wong, music; and Stacey Vanderhurst, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies.


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