Coe graduating senior, alumna awarded prestigious Fulbright grants

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2013-05-03 19:21:42 - General

A Coe College graduating senior and a recent alumna have received prestigious Fulbright awards for the 2013-14 academic year. This continues a rich tradition of Coe students and recent alumni who have received Fulbrights in recent years.

Gina Sterk '13 from Hermantown, Minn., and Emily Hipps '11 of Roseville, Minn., have been granted Fulbright Scholarships. The awards will provide each scholar with the opportunity to teach and conduct research abroad during the next school year, with Sterk traveling to Mongolia and Hipps serving in Turkey.

Sterk will graduate on May 12 with a major in psychology and minors in English and Asian studies. Hipps, who is originally from Leawood, Kan., graduated in 2011, triple majoring in English, sociology and creative writing.

Established in 1946 and sponsored by the United States Department of State, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between Americans and the peoples of other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills.

The Fulbright Program is the largest international exchange program, providing funding for students, scholars and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research and teaching.  The Fulbright U.S. Student Program sends approximately 1,500 students per year to more than 140 countries.