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Record 11 Alumni Selected for 2023 Fulbright Awards

Eleven recent graduates of F&M were awarded Fulbright fellowships in 2023, the highest number in F&M history.

Of that cohort, ten were chosen for Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETAs) and one for a study/research partnership.

In partnership with more than 140 countries worldwide, the Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government.

F&M's selectees include:

  • Lauren Chen '23, ETA Taiwan
  • Sylvain Falquet '23, ETA Taiwan
  • Emma Frazier '21, ETA Athens College-Hellenic American Educational Foundation (HAEF)
  • Kalida Gawon '23, ETA Taiwan
  • Emily Kapner '21, ETA Slovak Republic
  • Julia Kreuzer '23, ETA Germany
  • Lisbeth Marquez-Delgado '21, ETA Mexico
  • Isabel Moss '23, ETA Mexico
  • Emi Patino-Kishigami '23, ETA Spain
  • Siliphone "Anna" Phommachanthone '22, study/research, Laos
  • Hala Reeder '22, ETA Madagascar

This list does not include current alternates. The list including alternate results will be published in early fall.

For the sixth consecutive year, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program recognized F&M among the top producing institutions. Top producing institutions are those with the highest numbers of graduating seniors and alumni awarded Fulbright scholarships for the academic year.

Siliphone "Anna" Phommachanthone '22

  • Hometown: Ephrata, Pa., and Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Major: Business, organizations & society and international studies joint major; environmental studies minor

Among this year's Fulbright recipients is 2022 graduate Siliphone "Anna" Phommachanthone.

Phommachanthone will travel to her home country of Laos this fall to study developmental progress that directly results from demining efforts.

"There is a long way to go and an uphill battle to gain the appropriate amount of funding for [landmine] clearance each year. I hope my research can provide stories of progress and success to show that every single dollar the U.S. grants to Laos goes toward saving lives," Phommachanthone said.

Phommachanthone will travel through Laos to meet with demining organizations and locals to learn how demining land has improved livelihoods. She will document her journey through photography and stories paired with imagery.

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