November 26, 2018
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Kenyon has again been recognized as a top producer of winners of the J. William Fulbright Fellowship among liberal arts institutions. Among U.S. baccalaureate institutions, the College tied for 10th in the number of Fulbright winners it produced for 2017-18, according to a report published on Feb. 18 in the Chronicle of Higher Education. It is the 13th time Kenyon has appeared on the list.
“This honor demonstrates Kenyon’s commitment to helping our students thrive in a globalized world,” said Thomas Hawks, dean of academic advising, who oversees national fellowships and scholarships at Kenyon. “It also speaks highly of Kenyon students that they are singled out so frequently by the Institute of International Education to represent the U.S. around the world.”
Last year, Kenyon produced a total of 10 Fulbright winners who were selected to teach English to students in Argentina, Colombia, Germany, Jordan, Kenya, Macedonia, Taiwan and Russia. Hawks added that the Fulbright gives these students “a leg up on careers in teaching, research and international work.”
Kenyon’s 2017-18 Fulbright Fellows include eight members of the Class of 2017 and alumni from the classes of 2013 and 2015.
Phoebe Carter ’17, a modern languages and literatures major from Fairfield, Iowa, will teach English to local students in Jordan. Carter will teach English to local students, but also plans to conduct intercultural exchange and undertake community engagement programs.
Ellie Dawson ’15, an anthropology and English major from Dallas, Texas, will be teaching English in Macedonia. She has previously been working for the Peace Corps in Kosovo, and is looking forward to learning Macedonian and exploring the country’s traditional music.
Morgan Harden ’17, an English and Spanish major from Charlotte, North Carolina, will be teaching English at a teachers’ college in Argentina, while also running a creative writing club designed to encourage artistic expression in English for students. She plans to explore Argentine literature and hike around Monte Fitz Roy.
Maher Latif ’17, an economics and Chinese major from Upper Arlington, Ohio, will be teaching English in Taichung, Taiwan. He looks forward to learning about aboriginal cultures in Taiwan and improving his Mandarin language skills.
Seth Myers ’17, a German and English major from Prairie Village, Kansas, will be teaching English in Lower Saxony, Germany. He is looking forward to working with German students in a classroom setting, improving his language skills and traveling throughout the region.
Jordan Quintin ’17, an international studies major from North Attleboro, Massachusetts, will be teaching English in Kenya. Having participated in programs in South Africa and Uganda, she is looking forward to seeing more of Sub-Saharan Africa and learning more about the intersection of economic development and education. Quintin plans to pursue a graduate degree as a pediatric nurse practitioner.
Kendall Theroux ’17, an anthropology and German major from Woodstock, Vermont, will be teaching English in Lower Saxony, Germany. Additionally, she will research contemporary German culture from an American anthropological perspective.
Scott Treiman ’17, a neuroscience major from Salt Lake City, will be teaching English at a medical school in Tomsk, Russia. He plans to attend medical school himself after returning to the U.S.
Lee Wickham ’17, a German and political science major from Wellesley, Massachusetts, will be teaching English in Hamburg, Germany. He is excited to return to Germany after studying abroad in the country during the Spring of 2016. He is looking forward to honing his German language skills and traveling within Europe, especially to the Balkans.
Otis Wortley ’13, an international studies major from Williamstown, Massachusetts, will be teaching English in Neiva, Colombia. He has been working as a high school Spanish teacher and is eager to develop his skills as a foreign-language educator and to refine his spoken Spanish. He plans to explore how environmentalism has played a role in the peace process in Colombia.