Seven UNG students were chosen to be awarded to be apart of the Fulbright Program. One of which is a PSIA student. Congrats to the following students on their recent award!

  • Katherine Torres, a senior pursuing a degree in political science with a concentration in prelaw. The 21-year-old from Hoschton, Georgia, will teach English in Taiwan. She will graduate in August 2021.
  • Abigail Meyers, a 2021 graduate with a degree in elementary and special education. The 22-year-old from Jefferson, Georgia, will teach English in Taiwan.
  • Lydia Pelletier, a 2021 graduate with a degree in elementary and special education. The 22-year-old from Cleveland, Georgia, will teach English in Peru.
  • Noah Bryant, a 2021 graduate with a degree in history. The 23-year-old from Cumming, Georgia, will pursue a master’s degree in archaeology at Bangor University in Wales, United Kingdom.
  • Monica Pizano, a 2019 graduate with a degree in modern languages with a concentration in Spanish language and literature. The 25-year-old from Jefferson, Georgia, will teach English in Uruguay.
  • Kelly Reid, a 2019 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. The 25-year-old from Lawrenceville, Georgia, will teach English in South Korea.
  • Aquila Murrey Reyes, a 2021 graduate with a degree in elementary and special education. The 23-year-old from Cumming, Georgia, will teach English in South Korea.

Fulbright also deemed two UNG students alternates. If a finalist declines the award, an alternate may be promoted to finalist. This year’s alternates are:

  • Ximena Luna, a 2021 graduate with a degree in modern languages with a concentration in Spanish language and literature. The 21-year-old from Flowery Branch, Georgia, plans to pursue a master’s degree in Spanish as a second language teaching at ILCE Universidad de Navarra in Spain.
  • Colin Tredway, a 2020 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in history. The native of Dawsonville, Georgia, hopes to teach English in Germany.

While UNG students and alumni have earned Fulbrights in European and Asian countries, for the first time, two recipients will head to South America. Pelletier will head to Peru on the Pacific coast while Pizano will be further southeast in Uruguay on the Atlantic coast.

UNG increased its number of finalists compared to last year and it had a banner year in applicants and semifinalists. A record 27 students and alumni applied, which led to a record-setting 18 semifinalists for UNG.

The Fulbright boot camp conducted by the Nationally Competitive Scholarships (NCS) office will begin June 1 and will run through the summer to help students develop their applications. Students interested in Fulbright or other nationally competitive scholarships should contact NCS@ung.edu to learn how the NCS office can help them apply.

 

 

 

 

Source: https://ung.edu/news/articles/2021/05/seven-from-ung-selected-for-fulbright-awards.php