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JMU students selected as Fulbright finalists


 
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SUMMARY: Six JMU students have been selected to participate in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program in 2020-2021; three additional students have been named Alternates.


Andrianna Boykin holds a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies and an M.A.T. with a concentration in Elementary Education, both from JMU; she is headed to South Korea to serve as an English Teaching Assistant.

Mallory Burrell completed undergraduate degrees in Studio Art and Art History at Virginia Polytechnic and State University; she completed her M.F.A. in Studio Art at JMU in 2020. She secured the Western Sydney University Award in the Arts, Environment and Public Health in Australia to study and document the mangrove forests.

Emma Holleran majored in English and completed her M.A.T. with a concentration in Secondary Education in 2020; she has been selected to serve as an English Teaching Assistant in the Czech Republic.

Lauren Palmieri completed her bachelor's degree in History at JMU in 2020; she has been selected to complete a research project on women's roles and women's education in Kuwait via the archival study of select periodicals.

Alison Sall holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and an M.A.T. with a concentration in Secondary Education from JMU; she has been selected to serve as an English Teaching Assistant in Taiwan.

Katie Stankard completed her bachelor's degree in Geographic Science in 2020 at JMU; she has been selected to serve as an English Teaching Assistant in Taiwan.

In addition to these six finalists, three JMU applicants have been selected as Alternates:

Iliana Ioannides completed her bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies and her M.A.T. with a concentration in Inclusive Early Childhood Education at JMU; she was named an Alternate for the English Teaching Assistantship in Cyprus.

Saideh Lerman completed her bachelor's degree in Biology in 2020; she has been named an Alternate for the English Teaching Assistantship in Uzbekistan.

Abigail Weiderhold is completing her bachelor's degree in Intelligence Analysis; she has been named an Alternate for the English Teaching Assistantship in the country of Georgia.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments, host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Program operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

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Published: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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