Whitworth sends record number of students to teach abroad

Whitworth sends record number of students to teach abroad

Whitworth sends record number of students to teach abroad

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 22, 2014 at 6:08 AM

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.

 

 

 

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