Since 2019, an impressive 13 graduates from the Department of World Languages and Cultures have been honored by the U.S. Fulbright Program, a prestigious grant competition.
“The Fulbright Program will allow me to immerse myself in a language and culture different from my own and participate in language exchange in a new community,” Fulbright recipient Anna Corner ’20 says. “The Fulbright English teaching assistantship in France emphasizes language exchange in underserved and low-income school districts. I believe that language learning has a powerful way of creating doors and opportunity for people, so I wanted to be a part of that.”
The Department of World Languages and Cultures congratulates these graduates who have been honored as award finalists in the prestigious Fulbright grant competition. Valpo language students are among many U.S. citizens who earn opportunities to study, conduct research, and teach abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Fulbright recipients are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as a record of service and leadership in their respective fields.
- Fulbright finalist Eleanor Wegener ’22 (pictured here) was awarded an English teaching assistantship in Germany. Eleanor graduated Summa Cum Laude, received her degree in German Language and Literature and a minor in Humanities. She studied abroad at the University of Tübingen, lived in the German House, and was very involved in the department, serving as German tutor in the Language Resource Center and leader of the ASL interest group, among many other activities.
- Brianna Ares ’22, an international relations major with minors in Spanish and German, is also a Fulbright finalist for an English Teaching Assistantship to Germany.
- Ben Jacobs ’22, semi-finalist and alternate for an English teaching assistantship in France, earned his degree in Political Science as well as a minor in French. Ben was extremely active in Student Senate and served as Student Body Vice President for two years.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has announced its semifinalists for the 2021–2022 academic year, and three Valpo language students and recent alumni have advanced to this competitive stage in the grant process.
- Anna Corner ’20, finalist for an English teaching assistantship in France, received her bachelor’s in French and International Economics and Cultural Affairs. At Valpo, she was a member of Chi Omega, dance ensemble, French club, a Study Abroad ambassador, a CAPS fellow, and studied abroad in Nantes, France.
- Jacob Scarbrough ’21, finalist for an English teaching assistantship in Germany, earned his bachelor’s in German with a minor in English. At Valpo, Jacob was a member of German club, Alliance, Kinder Lernen Deutsch, and was also a resident assistant.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has announced its semifinalists for the 2020–2021 academic year, and 10 Valpo students and recent alumni have advanced to this competitive stage in the grant competition. Four language students are among those honored!
- Alyssa Abbott ’20 (pictured here), English Teaching Assistantship to Spain
Elementary Education major, Spanish and TESOL minor
- Quincy Bullmer-Crosswhite ’20, English Teaching Assistantship to Germany
German, Global Service major, Humanities minor, Christ College Scholar
- Isabel Coffey ’20, Christ College scholar with majors in creative writing and classics and minor in humanities, was named a Fulbright semi-finalist for English Teaching Assistantship to Greece.
- Anna Corner ’20, Alternate for English Teaching Assistantship to France
French, International Economics & Cultural Affairs major
- Erin Brown ’18, English teaching assistantship to Colombia
Spanish major, Global Service major, Theology minor
Studied abroad in Costa Rica
- Lauren Clark ’19, study/research grant to France (pictured here)
Political Science major, French minor
Studied abroad in Paris, Boston College Program
- Nathaniel Griewe ’18, English teaching assistantship to Germany
German/Secondary Education major
Studied abroad in Tübingen, Germany on the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship
- Amy Klass ’19, English teaching assistantship to Germany
Mathematics/Secondary Education major, German minor
Studied abroad in Reutlingen, Germany
- Kristen Morris ’19, English teaching assistantship to Brazil
International Economics and Cultural Affairs major, Spanish major, French minor
Studied abroad in Costa Rica
Studied abroad in Brazil prior to Valpo as part of the Rotary Exchange Program
- Professors Lien and Zhang are happy to share that Chinese and Japanese Studies student Maia Moore ’18 has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award to Taiwan. After she graduates in May and completes her U.S. Foreign Service Internship in D.C. over the summer, she will teach in Taiwan over the 2018-2019 school year. Her professors are very proud of what Maia has accomplished.
- Professors Fuchs, Jennings, and Malchow are very proud of two German majors, Kelsi Hook ’17 and Ariana Moore ’18, who have received Fulbright English Teaching Assistant awards to Germany for the 2018-2019 school year. Ariana will spend the year teaching in Niedersachsen. Kelsi’s placement will involve teaching refugees and immigrants in Germany. Their German professors wish them both all the best as they embark on these new adventures!
- Kathleen Prahlow ’17 received her degree in Spanish and secondary education, with a minor in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award to Mexico. Kortney Cena ’18, was awarded an English Teaching Assistantship to Malaysia. Kortney will receive her bachelor’s degree in global service, with minors in engineering and Spanish.