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Updated 1/5/2019

Congratulations 2018-19 Fulbright Fellowship Candidates!
Best wishes to our 24 Smith College candidates for 2019-20 Fulbright Fellowships, who submitted applications fall 2018, as they wait for all the Finalists to be announced late January 2019, from whom the Fellows will be selected spring 2019.

Eight early Finalists, listed below, have been announced.

Our 24 candidates applied to 19 countries from Argentina to Barbados, Colombia to France, Lesotho to India, Morocco to Taiwan, Germany to South Africa, showing Smithies are worldwide adventurers and learners.

Their research and studies span 10 disciplines and endeavors. As a group, they are wonderful representatives of the depth and breadth of the intellectual range of Smith students.

This year's Fulbright cohort comprises 20 seniors and 4 alumnae. About 38% self-identified as minorities. Seven candidates applied to conduct research, one to do a master degree, 15 to teach English as a foreign language, and one for an art project.

It Takes a Community!
Special thanks to the more than 150 Smith faculty and staff who supported these candidates as they produced about 500 pages of application materials.

We appreciate faculty who volunteered as mentors, recommenders, foreign language evaluators, and consultants. Thanks also to staff who supported this campus-wide collaboration from various quarters including the Jacobson, Jandon, Lewis, Sherrerd, and Wurtele centers, the offices of Registrar, Class Deans, and Disability, plus Information Technology Services, the Institutional Review Board, and Student Financial Services.

It is this rallying around our applicants that helps keep Smith the strongest Fulbright Program among colleges in the nation!

EARLY FULBRIGHT FINALISTS 

Congratulations to Smith's first eight Fulbright Finalists for the 2018-19 application year!

Rosemary Ewing '19J
France: English Teaching Assistantship
Secondary School
Mentor: Hélène Visentin
Recommenders: Ibtissam Bouachrine, Benjamin Buursma, Andrea Hairston
Consultants: Andrea Hairston
Foreign Language Evaluator: Mehammed Mack

Madeline Fraser '19
Germany: Modern History
"'Aryans' Abroad: Portrayals of American and British Women in Nazi Magazines"
Mentor: Ernest Benz
Recommenders: Ernest Benz, Lisa Haegele, Judith Keyler-Mayer
Consultants: Joe McVeigh, Joel Westerdale
Foreign Language Evaluator: Judith Keyler-Mayer

Alexandra Golikov '19
Germany: English Teaching Assistantship
Secondary School
Mentor: Joe McVeigh
Recommenders: Nalini Bhushan, Ruth Luman, Jeff Ramsey
Consultants: Jay Garfield, Greg White
Foreign Language Evaluator: Judith Keyler-Mayer

Abigail Kromminga '19
Germany: English Teaching Assistantship
Middle/High School
Mentor: Michael Thurston
Recommenders: Joshua Birk, Lisa Haegele, Ruth Ozeki
Consultants: Joshua Birk, Judith Keyler-Mayer, Ruth Ozeki
Foreign Language Evaluator: Judith Keyler-Mayer

Annie McCauley '19
Germany: English Teaching Assistantship
Elementary School
Mentor: Judith Keyler-Mayer
Recommenders: Betsy Ducharme, Jutta Gutzeit, Judith Keyler-Mayer
Consultants: Joel Westerdale
Foreign Language Evaluator: Judith Keyler-Mayer

Lia Minonne '19
Germany: English Teaching Assistantship
Middle/High School
Mentor: Joel Westerdale
Recommenders: Rob Dorit, Joe McVeigh, Mehammed Meck
Foreign Language Evaluator: Joe McVeigh

Sophie Smith '18
France: English Teaching Assistantship
High School
Mentor: Christiane Métral
Recommenders: Renata Pienkawa, Jonathan Harman, Helene Visentin
Consultants: Hélène Visentin
Foreign Language Evaluator: Christiane Métral

Julia Xia '19
Austria: Musicology
"Youth Engagement in Classical Music Performance"
Mentor: Margaret Sarkissian
Recommenders: Fernando Armstrong-Fumero, Margaret Sarkissian
Consultants: Judith Keyler-Mayer, Andrea Moore
Foreign Language Evaluator: Judith Keyler-Mayer


24 FULBRIGHT CANDIDATES 

Kelilah Abner '19
Lesotho: Economic Development
"The Impact of Garment Industry Employment on Childhood Educational Attainment"
Mentor: Colin Hoag
Recommenders: Colin Hoag, Vis Taraz
Consultants: Roger Kaufman, Vis Taraz

Abigail Beckham '19
Barbados: Environmental Studies
"Rising Sea Levels: Assessing the Dangers and Mitigating the Damage"
Mentor: Bosiljka Glumac
Recommenders: Bosiljka Glumac, Jack Loveless, Caroline Melly
Consultants: Jack Loveless, Caroline Melly

Kendra Bonde '19
Taiwan: English Teaching Assistantship
Middle School
Mentor: Daniel Gardner
Recommenders: Jeffery Ahlman, Daniel Gardner, Sujane Wu
Consultants: Jeffery Ahlman, Yalin Chen, Sujane Wu
Foreign Language Evaluator: Yalin Chen

Lydia DeAngelo '19
Argentina: Biology
"Develop an Assay to Detect Tropical Soil Parasites Causing Debilitating Diseases"
Mentor: Steve Williams
Recommenders: Stylianos Scordilis, Kevin Shea, Steve Williams
Consultants: David Gorin
Foreign Language Evaluator: Molly Falsetti-Yu

Noa Dubin '19
Spain: English Teaching Assistantship
Secondary School
Mentor: Sam Intrator
Recommenders: Jo Ann Glading-DiLorenzo, Marguerite Harrison, Sam Intrator
Consultants: JoAnn Glading-DiLorenzo
Foreign Language Evaluator: Ibtissam Bouachrine

Aiko Dzikowski '19
South Korea: English Teaching Assistantship
Elementary School
Mentor: Patricia Mangan
Recommenders: Fernando Armstrong-Fumero, Jay Garfield, Dennis Yasutomo
Consultants: Pamela Petro
Foreign Language Evaluator: Suk Massey

Rosemary Ewing '19J
France: English Teaching Assistantship
Secondary School
Mentor: Hélène Visentin
Recommenders: Ibtissam Bouachrine, Benjamin Buursma, Andrea Hairston
Consultants: Andrea Hairston
Foreign Language Evaluator: Mehammed Mack

Madeleine Foster '19
Ecuador: Public Health
"Analyzing the Effectiveness of Advanced Nutrition Labeling on Consumer Behavior"
Mentor: Nancy Sternbach
Recommenders: Mlada Bukovansky, Pedro Nunes da Silva, Jorje Zalles
Consultants: Paul Newlin
Foreign Language Evaluator: Nancy Sternbach

Madeline Fraser '19
Germany: Modern History
"'Aryans' Abroad: Portrayals of American and British Women in Nazi Magazines"
Mentor: Ernest Benz
Recommenders: Ernest Benz, Lisa Haegele, Judith Keyler-Mayer
Consultants: Joe McVeigh, Joel Westerdale
Foreign Language Evaluator: Judith Keyler-Mayer

Alexandra Golikov '19
Germany: English Teaching Assistantship
Secondary School
Mentor: Joe McVeigh
Recommenders: Nalini Bhushan, Ruth Luman, Jeff Ramsey
Consultants: Jay Garfield, Greg White
Foreign Language Evaluator: Judith Keyler-Mayer

Briana Gonzalez '16
Spain: English Teaching Assistantship
High School
Mentor: Gary Lehring
Recommenders: Michelle Joffroy, Bobbie Verdegaal, Maryann Zehr
Consultants: Brent Durbin, Greg White
Foreign Language Evaluator: Patricia Gonzalez

Emily Halstead '19
Slovak Republic: English Teaching Assistantship
High School
Mentor: Douglas Patey
Recommenders: Annalise Beery, Thomas Gralinkski, Beth Powell
Consultants: Annalise Beery, Thomas Gralinkski, Beth Powel

Aminata Khan '19
Spain: English Teaching Assistantship
Middle/Secondary School
Mentor: Elizabeth Jamieson
Recommenders: Elizabeth Jamieson, Stacey Steinbach
Foreign Language Evaluator: Melissa Belmonte

Abigail Kromminga '19
Germany: English Teaching Assistantship
Middle/High School
Mentor: Michael Thurston
Recommenders: Joshua Birk, Lisa Haegele, Ruth Ozeki
Consultants: Joshua Birk, Judith Keyler-Mayer, Ruth Ozeki
Foreign Language Evaluator: Judith Keyler-Mayer

Annie McCauley '19
Germany: English Teaching Assistantship
Elementary School
Mentor: Judith Keyler-Mayer
Recommenders: Betsy Ducharme, Jutta Gutzeit, Judith Keyler-Mayer
Consultants: Joel Westerdale
Foreign Language Evaluator: Judith Keyler-Mayer

Lia Minonne '19
Germany: English Teaching Assistantship
Middle/High School
Mentor: Joel Westerdale
Recommenders: Rob Dorit, Joe McVeigh, Mehammed Meck
Foreign Language Evaluator: Joe McVeigh

Rebecca Narum '13
India: Dance
"Two Cultures, One Body: A Somatic Dialogue Bridging Odissi and Contemporary Dance"
Mentor: Chris Aiken
Recommenders: Fernando Armstrong-Fumero, Antonio Prado, Lilo Stahl

Charlotte Palmer '19
United Kingdom: Royal Holloway, University of London Masters in Medieval Studies
"Medieval Kings and Today's Leaders: Desired Traits Represented in Modern Medievalism"
Mentor: Nancy Bradbury
Recommenders: Helen Appleton, Joshua Birk, Nancy Bradbury
Consultants: Joshua Birk

Sophie Smith '18
France: English Teaching Assistantship
High School
Mentor: Christiane Métral
Recommenders: Renata Pienkawa, Jonathan Harman, Helene Visentin
Consultants: Hélène Visentin
Foreign Language Evaluator: Christiane Métral

Elizabeth Stephani '18
South Africa: English Teaching Assistantship
High School
Mentor: Howard Gold
Recommenders: Meghan Berry, Suzanne Staiert, Greg White
Consultants: Greg White

Maryellen Stohlman-Vanderveen '19
Czech Republic: English Teaching Assistantship
Secondary School
Mentor: Jeffry Ramsey
Recommenders: Gloria Bernak, Jeffry Ramsey, Jill de Villiers
Consultants: Eric Snyder

Priya Swyden '19
Morocco: Political Science
"Integration of Sub-Saharan Migrant Children into the Moroccan Educational System"
Mentor: Greg White
Recommenders: Taieb Belghazi, Jay Garfield, Gregory White
Consultants: Brent Durbin

Jessica Vivar '19
Colombia: English Teaching Assistantship
University
Mentor: Maria Rueda
Recommenders: Sam Intrator, Malcolm McNee
Consultants: Marguerite Harrison, Sam Intrator, Malcolm McNee, Maria Rueda
Foreign Language Evaluator: Maria Rueda

Julia Xia '19
Austria: Musicology
"Youth Engagement in Classical Music Performance"
Mentor: Margaret Sarkissian
Recommenders: Fernando Armstrong-Fumero, Margaret Sarkissian
Consultants: Judith Keyler-Mayer, Andrea Moore
Foreign Language Evaluator: Judith Keyler-Mayer