Saint Paul, Minn. — Macalester seniors Katherine Chin, Liliana Brunner, Brian Zou, Marc Mutka, Mary Liebers, Dalton Greene, Angela Nguyen and Shea Husband have received Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for the 2022-2023 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
As Fulbright participants, the eight recipients will study, conduct research, and teach abroad for the 2022-2023 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected in an open, merit-based competition that considers leadership potential, academic and/or professional achievement, and record of service. As Fulbright alumni, their careers are enriched by joining a network of thousands of esteemed alumni, many of whom are leaders in their fields. Fulbright alumni include 61 Nobel Prize laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize recipients, and 40 who have served as a head of state or government.
Three students received awards for research:
- Katherine Chin will conduct research in law in Trinidad and Tobago.
- Liliana Brunner will conduct research in history in Brazil.
- Brian Zou will conduct research in biochemistry in Sweden.
Five students received awards for English Teaching Assistantships:
- Marc Mutka will teach English in Panama.
- Mary Liebers will teach English in Germany.
- Dalton Greene will teach English in Greece.
- Angela Nguyen will teach English in Indonesia.
- Shea Husband will teach English in South Korea.
“These eight seniors are carrying on a wonderful tradition at Macalester of students putting their talent, experience and passion to great use around the world through the Fulbright program,” said President Suzanne Rivera. “We couldn’t be prouder.”
The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program.
Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 400,000 participants from over 160 countries the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright program is an annual appropriation by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is administered at Macalester through Dr. Ann Minnick in Academic Programs and Advising.
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