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Another Record for Smith Fulbrights

For the fifth straight year, Smith College has surpassed its own impressive record with 17 students receiving Fulbright Fellowships in 2006, upping last year’s record of 14 recipients.

The Fulbright award is a highly coveted scholarship given annually by the U.S. Department of State to support student projects and academic endeavors abroad. The Fulbright student scholarship, which was named after Senator J. William Fulbright, is intended for recent bachelor’s degree recipients, and master’s and doctoral candidates, as well as young professionals and artists.

The Fulbright program is the largest international exchange program offered in the United States, operating in more than 140 countries.

“The Fulbright is a wonderful fellowship,” says Donald Andrew, fellowships adviser, “because it is the perfect self-designed year abroad after graduation where young adults are ambassadors in addition to being researchers, teachers or students, or for undertaking other projects such as community service.”

Smith’s Fulbrighters—12 ’06 graduates and five alumnae—join 24 other students at the college who received competitive scholarships this year.

2006 Fulbright Fellows

  • Jill Abromowitz ’06, who will teach in South Korea.
  • Amelia Bidwell ’03, who will travel to Norway to study “Local Community and Politics in Medieval Scandinavia.”
  • Emma Clark ’06, Botswana, “Understanding Impediments to Traditional Healing/Biomedical Collaboration.”
  • Leigh Cressman ’06, teaching in Germany.
  • Caitlin Daniel ’06, Bolivia, “Aymara Parents’ Involvement in Their Children’s Schools.”
  • Ka’Neda Ellison ’06, teaching in South Korea.
  • Emily Graham ’02, Italy, “A Paradox of Interests in Medieval History.”
  • Lily Hart ’05, teaching in Germany
  • Nora Hayes-Roth ’06, Italy, “Effective Media Strategies for Informing Italian Youth.”
  • Sophia Johnson ’03, Ukraine, “Examining the Catalyst for the Orange Revolution.”
  • Neema Khatri ’05, Nepal, “International Nepalese Labor Migration.”
  • Lauryn McCarthy ’06, teaching in South Korea.
  • Kerstin McGaughey ’06, teaching in Germany.
  • Laura Medina ’06, teaching in France.
  • Nora Pittis ’06, teaching in Germany.
  • Jessica Rubin ’06, Nicaragua, “A Child’s Decision to Leave Managua’s Streets.”
  • Emily Sudmeier ’06, teaching in Germany.


-Eric Weld

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