For the 12th straight year, Duke University is one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright Scholars, with 12 students awarded the latest scholarships, the U.S. Department of State announced Monday.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 Chronicle of Higher Education.
"We are delighted to see Duke named as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for the 12th year in a row, which is really a testament to the wonderful students at Duke, their excellence in academic and civic pursuits and their commitment to international engagement," said Alexander Hartemink, faculty director of Duke’s Office of Undergraduate Scholars and Fellows and a professor of computer science.
The Fulbright Scholarship application process is open to Duke seniors, recent graduates and graduate students. The program is designed to facilitate cultural exchange and increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries. More than 1,900 U.S. students, artists and young professionals in more than 100 different fields of study are offered Fulbright Program grants to study, teach English and conduct research annually. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program operates in over 140 countries throughout the world.The following are the names, graduate status, fields of study and countries of study of this year's 12 Duke Fulbright scholars:• Dominique Beaudry (2015 graduate), English teaching assistant, Malaysia • Jonathan Lomax Boyd (Ph.D. candidate in genetics and genomics), studying communications in Canada • Alexandra Elaine Cox (2015 graduate), English teaching assistant, Spain • Robert Francis Dudley (Ph.D. candidate in classics), classical languages and literature, Germany • Carlton Allan Lawrence (2015 graduate), anthropology, South Africa • Megan Elizabeth McCarroll (2015 graduate), English teaching assistant, Nepal • Reed Adam McGinley-Stempel (2015 graduate), English teaching assistant, Germany • Alexander James McKinley (Ph.D. candidate in religion), history, Sri Lanka • Sruti Pisharody (2015 graduate), English teaching assistant, Malaysia • Anand Krishna Raghuraman (2015 graduate), English teaching assistant, Turkey • Kirsten Elizabeth Santos Rutschman (Ph.D. candidate in music), studying musicology in Sweden • Inder Singh Takhar (2015 graduate), English teaching assistant, Taiwan. Lists of Fulbright recipients are available at: www.fulbrightonline.org/us.