Two Coe graduates receive prestigious Fulbright awards

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2016-05-09 14:17:25 - General

Two graduating Coe seniors have received prestigious Fulbright awards for the 2016-17 academic year. This continues a rich tradition of Coe students, alumni and faculty who have received Fulbrights over the years. Coe has established itself as a leading national producer of Fulbright scholars, with 17 awardees in the past five years alone.

Coe graduating seniors Jaclyn Duden and Angela Kettle have been awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grants to teach in Turkey next year. In addition, two other members of the class of 2016 have been named as Fulbright alternates and may receive the opportunity to participate in the program. Samantha Burt has been named as an alternate to teach in Turkey, while Dakotah Stiles is an alternate to teach in Thailand.

Duden double majored in creative writing and Asian studies at Coe, while Kettle double majored in psychology and English. Burt was a political science and religion double major, and Stiles majored in Asian studies with a minor in religion.

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.

Coe College offers superb academics and exciting co-curricular activities in a thriving urban setting that promotes student growth and success. Established in 1851, Coe has a national reputation for academic excellence enhanced by a student-centered, highly supportive campus environment. Coe's vibrant Cedar Rapids location provides an abundance of internships for students and career opportunities for graduates.