SPOKANE, Wash.-- The Fulbright Program selected a record number of applicants from Whitworth University to teach English abroad during the 2014-15 school year.
The organization selected six out of 16 student applicants from the university, which had a long-standing tradition of producing Fulbright Scholars.
“Whitworth is known for emphasizing both academic excellence and service; two things that are essential for building competitive Fulbright applicants,” said Assistant Professor Megan Hershey. “Each student who received a Fulbright award this year went through a rigorous process of application, construction, and revision. A Whitworth education prepares students to tackle these tasks.”
Whitworth’s 2014-15 Fulbright recipients were:
- Stephen Eyman, ’12, International Studies and Spanish double-major; will teach in Colombia
- Alanna Feltner, ’14, Psychology and Spanish double-major; will teach in Mexico
- Kelsey Marcinko, ’14, Mathematics major; will teach in the Slovak Republic
- Konstantin Tachan, ’14, Chemistry major; will teach in South Korea
- Austin Vander Wel, ’14, Cross-Cultural Studies, International Studies and Spanish triple-major; will teach in Costa Rica
- Sondra Willmann, ’14, Elementary and Special Education double-major; will teach in Malaysia
The English Teaching Assistant Program is a component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program that places American students in foreign countries where they teach for nine to ten months during the academic year.