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Thirteen Ohio University students recommended to final round in Fulbright competition

ATHENS, Ohio -- A record number of Ohio University students has been recommended to the final round of competition in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. These 13 students, who have applied to 11 countries, represent programs in four colleges, as well as the Center for International Studies. Last year, seven Ohio University students were recommended to the final round of Fulbright competition.

"Having 13 students advance to the final round of competition is a testament to the quality education that students receive at Ohio University. It also reflects the increasing amount of guidance and support that faculty members are generously offering Fulbright applicants," said Beth Clodfelter, assistant director of the Center for International Studies and Ohio University's U.S. Fulbright Program advisor.

The candidates will each find out between March and June whether they will receive a Fulbright award. Those who do receive the award will spend the 2004-2005 academic year abroad working on projects funded by the Fulbright program.

Below is a list of recommended students, the countries to which they have applied, the discipline of their projects and their Ohio University majors:

  • Diane Cahill - Canada
    Public Administration
    Finance major
  • Andrew Carlson - South Africa/Islamic Civilization Initiative
    International Development Studies master's student
  • Hilary Jones - Brazil and Uruguay
    International Trade/MERCOSUR
    Latin American Studies, Fall MA recipient
  • Sarah Krivak - Germany
    Business and Management
    Business Economics, Business Pre-Law and German major
  • Sou Lackkaty - Chile
    Teaching Assistant
    Linguistics/TESOL master's student
  • Ariana Lindquist - China
    Visual Communications master's student
  • Brett Noel - Indonesia
    Curriculum and Instruction doctoral student
  • Tim Pappa - Indonesia/Islamic Civilization Initiative
    Journalism - News Writing and Editing major
  • James Peterson - Germany
    Teaching Assistant
    German and German Education major
  • Meghan Roof - Spain
    Teaching Assistant
    Spanish master's student
  • Uma Sanghvi - Mauritius
    Visual Communications master's student
  • Ann Shoemake - Indonesia
    Communication Studies doctoral student
  • Randi Ward - Denmark
    Anthropology major

"I greatly appreciate the efforts the more than 75 faculty members who assisted these students in the application process by encouraging students to enter the competition, assisting them with designing their projects, participating in campus interviews, writing letters of recommendation and administering foreign language evaluations," Clodfelter said.

Students interested in applying for the 2005-2006 Fulbright U.S. Student Program, who are U.S. citizens and who will be seniors, masters or doctoral students next fall are invited to attend one of the following Fulbright U.S. Student Program information sessions:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 5 p.m. in Baker 327
  • Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. in Baker 332
  • Friday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. in Baker 332

More information is available on Ohio University's Fulbright Web page at www.ohiou.edu/internationalstudies/fulbright.htm.

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Media Contact: Beth Clodfelter, (740) 593-2302 or clodfele@ohio.edu, or Jennifer Cochran, (740) 593-1842 or cochraj1@ohio.edu  

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