Ryanne Morr, a senior majoring in French education, from Lebanon, Ohio, is the first OHIO student to receive a grant to travel to Côte d'Ivoire in Africa through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, where she is an English teaching assistant.
“I am very excited to have the opportunity to serve as an ambassador in Côte d’Ivoire,” she said. “I look forward to taking opportunities to get involved with the local community as well. I hope to make an impact teaching English, but I am positive that my students will teach me just as much as they learn from me.”
This is the second time we have featured Ryanne Morr as a Student Success Story. Morr was Patton College’s 2018-19 Student Senator. Through this position, Morr helped organize The Patton College Student Organization Fair and worked to create an advisor evaluation system for students.
At that time, Morr said, “It means a lot that I am able to work with students and staff on a daily basis to make a positive impact and improve the experience of every member of the college. I am privileged to work with a body of students so dedicated to making our university the best that it can be.”
Morr also worked in the summer as a Teaching Fellow for Breakthrough Cincinnati, a non-profit college-preparatory program for “high-need and high-potential middle school students.” The organization also trains college students who want to become teachers.
Morr’s fellowship gave her the opportunity to teach students in grades 6-9 for six weeks during the summer. Morr said her experience with Breakthrough Cincinnati helped her learn a lot about how to be an “effective and impactful educator.”
Morr was also a Patton College Student Ambassador. After graduation, she wants to teach high school French and work with students learning the English language. Her experience as a Fulbright Scholar has already helped her reach this goal.