Admission & Financial Aid > Coe named a Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright students

The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's prestigious international exchange program that acknowledges outstanding collegiate programs and academic excellence, recently ranked Coe College as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars. Coe ranked in the top 25 nationally for the number of alumni awarded Fulbrights among bachelor’s institutions. Six Coe graduates received this distinguished honor for the 2012-13 academic year.

2012-2013 Fulbright Recipients

NINA CARLSON '12 has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grant to teach in Germany during the 2012-13 academic year. Carlson graduated with majors in German and English. While at Coe, she has served as the international speaking coordinator at the Coe Speaking Center and as a German tutor. She was also a member of German Club, Mortar Board and the conversation partner program with Japanese exchange students and graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

MARTHA HUGHES '12 has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grant to teach in Germany. Hughes graduated from Coe with majors in German and English. While at Coe, she was been involved in German Club, Concert Band, the lunch buddy program at Polk Elementary School and Big Brothers, Big Sisters. In addition, she served as an on-campus German tutor, and a tutor at the Catherine McAuley Center.

ELIZABETH STEELE '12 has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grant to teach in Serbia. Steele graduated with a major in political science and a minor in economics. While at Coe, she has served as a Writing Center Consultant. On campus, she is a member of Political Science Club, Multicultural Fusion and the V-Day Committee. After her sophomore year, Steele traveled to Serbia for a May Term class taught by Coe Theatre Professor Dennis Barnett on theater and social change, which sparked her interest in the Balkan region.

CHRISTINE KUSTER '11 has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grant to teach in Germany. Kuster graduated cum laude from Coe in 2011 with majors in English and creative writing, and a minor in art. As a student she was involved in Off-Stage Players and Spectacle Improv. She spent the spring semester of her senior year in New York City, where she interned at Writers House Literary Agency. During her last year at Coe, she also wrote a novel entitled "The Dead Man's Daughter," which is currently being reviewed by several agents.

ELLEN BURNS '12 has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grant to teach in Turkey. Burns graduated from Coe with a double major in English and creative writing. She worked as a Writing Center consultant all four years at Coe. Throughout her time at Coe, she was also involved in Student Activities Committee, Gay/Straight Alliance, Multicultural Fusion, Chemistry Club, track and field, Coe College Concert Choir and Coe College Orchestra.


KIM MILLER '05 is currently studying in Finland on a Fulbright grant, as part of her doctoral programs with San Diego State and the University of California - Davis in microbial and climate change ecologies.