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Five Coe graduates receive prestigious Fulbright awards

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
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2014-06-19 08:31:26 - General

Four graduating Coe seniors and a recent alumna have received prestigious Fulbright awards for the 2014-15 academic year. The five recipients tie a previous record set in 2012 of Coe students and recent alumni who have received Fulbrights in a given year.

Coe has established itself as a leading national producer of Fulbright scholars, with 12 awardees in the past three years alone. This continues a rich tradition of Coe students, alumni and faculty who have received Fulbrights over the years.

Coe graduates Megan Sioned Curoe '14 of Bernard, Iowa, Hilary Gehin '12 and Sandra Krueger '14 both of Madison, Wisconsin, and Max Stanford '14 of Superior, Colorado, have been awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grants. Krueger and Stanford will teach in Malaysia during the 2014-15 academic year. Meantime, Curoe will be traveling to Thailand, while Gehin will be living in Turkey, both with Fulbright teaching assignments during the next school year.

In addition, Heidi Heaton '14 received a special scholarship to France through the Fulbright program, but had to decline the opportunity.

Curoe majored in Asian studies and creative writing at Coe, while Gehin studied biology. Krueger graduated with an interdisciplinary degree in social development, and Stanford majored in elementary education. Heaton majored in French with a minor in secondary education while a student at Coe.

All of the Coe award recipients received guidance from Professor Ann Struthers, who serves as the college's Fulbright Program advisor, as well as other faculty members.

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.

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