5/09/2017 Peter Durantine

Nine Fulbright Awards Among Fellowships Earned by F&M Students, Alumni

More than a dozen Franklin & Marshall College students and alumni will scatter across the globe this year to work in fellowship programs, including seven members of the Class of 2017 and two from the Class of 2016 who received Fulbright awards.

The nine Fulbright English Teaching Assistant awards mark the largest number of Fulbright recipients in the College’s history. In 2014, when five students received Fulbright ETAs, F&M was recognized as a “top producer” by the program.

“This is our strongest showing ever, especially by our first-generation students,” said Monica Cable, director of fellowships in the Office of the Provost. 

Fulbright ETAs enable recipients to study and teach abroad in a country of their choice. Those graduates and their countries are:

  • Sara Albrecht-Soto ’17, Spain
  • Michelle Bailey ’17, Taiwan
  • Clarissa Grunwald ’17, Germany
  • Briana Krewson ’17, Poland
  • Sarah Nelson ’17, Germany
  • Sheldon Ruby ’17, Indonesia
  • Bendjhi Villiers ’17, Czech Republic
  • Phoebe Walsh ’16, Malaysia
  • Morgan Kincade ’16, Morocco
  • Mark Langan ’17, designated alternate for Germany

In addition to his Fulbright, Ruby, a first-generation student, also received the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellow. Ruby, a government and history double major, is one of 30 fellows selected nationwide. He is the first F&M student to receive the award, which provides money for graduate studies and prepares recipients for an embassy-based internship overseas. He will begin his Rangel Fellowship after his Fulbright concludes in May 2018.

Recipients of other fellowships include:

  • Yara Ibrahim ’19, Public Policy and Leadership Conference
  • Michael Morette ’19, Mt. Vernon Leadership Fellowship
  • Nick Henderson ’17, Princeton in Asia Fellowship
  • Thanh Ai Nguyen ’18 and Charisma Lambert ’18, Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship
  • Anne Dolan ’16, designated alternate for Coro Fellowship
  • Corey Kreidler ’20, UK Summer Fulbright Institute
  • Sara Albrecht-Soto ’17 will work in Spain under a Fulbright ETA. Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • Sheldon Ruby ’17 will first take a Fulbright ETA in Indonesia and later a Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship. Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • Rising juniors Thanh Ai Nguyen and ... Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • ... Charisma Lambert are taking a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship. Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • Rising sophomore Michael Morette earned a Mt. Vernon Leadership Fellowship. Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • Briana Krewson '17 is doing her Fulbright ETA in Poland. Image Credit: Ema Corrado
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