HWS Celebrates Six 2019 Fulbright Award Winners – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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HWS Celebrates Six 2019 Fulbright Award Winners

This year, six Hobart and William Smith students have been selected to receive awards from the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.

Alexandra “Sasha” Carey ’18, MAT ’19, Loretta Hauslauer ’19, Cynthia Kellett ’19, Meredith Kellogg ’19, Miranda Smith ’18, MAT ’19 and Brandi Taylor ’19, MAT ’20 were each recognized with a U.S. Student Fulbright Award. The awards will support these students as they undertake English Teaching Assistantships across the globe.

Fulbrights Names 1 “All of these Fulbright winners benefited from strong faculty mentors, support from HWS’ top-ranked study abroad office, and encouragement from their deans and many others on campus,” says Scott MacPhail, associate director of health professions counseling and fellowship advising. “I am most impressed by each student’s individual initiative, and I congratulate each of them for all of the hard work that led to these opportunities that will take them across the world and on to the next step in their stories.”

Carey, who majored in sociology and education, will serve in Bulgaria. Hauslauer, a sociolinguistics major, and Smith, a sociology major, will both serve in Malaysia. International relations major Kellett will spend her Fulbright term in Germany, while Kellogg’s assistantship will take the comparative literature and Greek major to the Czech Republic. Taylor, an English and Africana studies major, will serve in Kenya.

“I have no doubt that they will all be outstanding Fulbrighters, representing HWS and the U.S. abroad, and bringing back to us the benefit of the relationships and knowledge they will build while off on their Fulbright experiences,” MacPhail says.

Fulbrights Names 2 Profiles of each of the Colleges’ 2019 Fulbright recipients will continue to be published on the HWS Update throughout the spring semester.

In 2018, for the third year in a row, Hobart and William Smith were recognized as one of the nation’s top colleges and universities with the most recipients of U.S. Fulbright Student Awards.

To learn about applying to the Fulbright program at HWS, email the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education at cso@hws.edu. For information about the Fulbright Program, visit: http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.