For the 10th straight year, Duke University is again one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright Students for 2013-14, according to the U.S. Department of State. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program. The success of the top-producing institutions is highlighted in the Oct. 28 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Sixteen Duke students were awarded Fulbright placements for 2013-14. Two other Duke students who applied as at-large candidates also received placements. A total of 54 students applied for the program from Duke. Last year, the Department of State awarded 14 Duke students with Fulbright awards for the 2012-13 academic year.
"We are pleased that Duke University is again recognized as a top producer of Fulbright student scholars," said David Baker, Duke's Fulbright program adviser. "This distinction is a testimony to the quality of Duke applicants as well as to their international academic orientation."
Baker administers the Fulbright competition at Duke through the Office of Undergraduate Scholars and Fellows.
More than 1,800 U.S. students, artists and young professionals in a variety of different fields of study have been offered Fulbright Program grants to study, teach English and conduct research in more than 140 countries throughout the world beginning this fall. Lists of Fulbright recipients are available at: www.fulbrightonline.org/us.
The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
The following are the names, fields of study, and countries of study of the 16 Duke Fulbright scholars and the two at-large scholars from Duke:
Lindsey Brandt-Bennett (graduate student), language and literature, Germany.
Annie Brock (graduate student), environmental studies, Indonesia.
Christopher Clayton (senior), public health, Bolivia and Ecuador.
Alexandra Dodson (graduate student), art and architectural history, Italy.
Ashley Elrod (graduate student), history, Germany.
Miriam Fox (senior), public health, Argentina.
Julia Goss (senior, at-large), environmental studies,Cambodia.
Alyssa Granacki (senior), English teaching assistant, Italy.
Taylor Hausburg (senior), English teaching assistant, Rwanda.
Elizabeth Jazwiecki (senior), English teaching assistant, Taiwan.
Ji-Hyeun Kwon-Min (senior), English teaching assistant, Spain.
Karolina Puskarczyk (senior), public health, Poland.
Rochelle Rojas (graduate student), history, Spain.
Stephanie Rotolo (senior), public health, Togo.
Samuel Shearer (graduate student), anthropology, Rwanda.
Erica Sherman (graduate student), art and architectural history, Brazil.
Michael Spolum (graduate student, at-large), environmental studies, Burma.
Antonina Vikhrest (senior), interdisciplinary studies, Ukraine.