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Smith Number One in Fulbrights Nationally

With its 16 Fulbright Scholars in 2005-06, Smith College tops the list of the nation’s bachelor’s institutions in producing scholars for the vaunted program.

A complete list of Fulbright Scholars from American institutions was recently released by the program, and cited in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Smith surpassed its own record for the third straight time this year, upping last year’s record of 14 recipients. With its 16 Fulbright Scholars out of 38 applicants, Smith boasts the best success ratio in the country.

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.

Smith’s Fulbrighters include 11 ’06 graduates, as well as alumnae from 2005, 2003 and 2002.

Among research universities producing Fulbright Scholars, Yale University tops the list with 31. Fairfield University produced the most Fulbright Scholars among master's institutions.

Read profiles of three Smith Fulbright Scholars.

Smith College 2006 Fulbright Fellows

  • Jill Abromowitz ’06, teaching in South Korea.
  • Amelia Bidwell ’03, in Norway studying “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.
  • Jessica Rubin ’06, Nicaragua, “A Child’s Decision to Leave Managua’s Streets.”
  • Emily Sudmeier ’06, teaching in Germany.


8/22/06   By Eric Sean Weld
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