6/12/2015 Peter Durantine

Fellowships Continue to Roll In for F&M Students, Alumni

This magazine article is part of Spring 2015 / Issue 81

Franklin & Marshall College, named a “top producer” of Fulbright scholars in 2014 by the U.S. Department of State, produced five more this spring—in addition to four other scholarly fellows.

“It’s so rewarding to see F&M’s number of Fulbright scholars and other fellowship winners continue to increase year by year,” said Monica Cable, F&M’s director of fellowships and adjunct assistant professor of anthropology. “I know how much it means to them and what an incredibly positive influence it will be on their academic and career trajectories.”

The recipients of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA), which enable them to study and teach abroad, are:

  • Jaclyn Kahn ’15, Taiwan
  • Michael Malloy ’15, Germany
  • Morgan Reed ’15, Taiwan
  • Larissa Szyszka ’14, Malaysia

In addition, Andrew Glunk ’15 was awarded a Fulbright to continue research he began as an underclassman in Costa Rica, where he has been studying botany.

Winners of other fellowships include:

  • Adrian Glass ’15, Philly Fellows Program with a non-profit in Philadelphia
  • Fatoumata Keita ’16, Public Policy and International Affairs Program at the Ford School of Public Policy at University of Michigan
  • Katie Machen ’15, French Government English Teaching Assistantship
  • Melissa Serrano ’14, New York City Urban Fellows Program


  • Melissa Serrano, Class of 2014
Fulbright Scholar (English teaching assistant, Mexico) Melissa Serrano, Class of 2014 Fulbright Scholar (English teaching assistant, Mexico) Image Credit: Melissa Hess

Serrano is a three-time fellowship winner, having won a Fulbright last year to teach English in Mexico and a Humanity in Action award in 2013 to fund a five-week program in Europe.

Sheldon Ruby ’17, a government major, was designated an alternate for the U.S. Department of State’s highly competitive Critical Language Scholarship to study Bahasa Indonesian in Indonesia, and Katie Machen ’15 is an alternate for a Fulbright ETA in Morocco.  
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