Award-winning students

Spring 2018 honors include seven Fulbrights, a Watson

So far this spring, more than a dozen Wheaton students have won national awards to pursue travel and learning around the world, including eight Fulbright Scholarships and a Watson Fellowship.

The recipients—11 students and two recent graduates—will travel to Cambodia, the Republic of Georgia, Germany, Greece, Holland, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand, as teachers, students, researchers and social entrepreneurs.

Since 2000, Wheaton students have won 107 Fulbright awards, and more than 120 other international honors, such as the Rhodes, Marshall and Truman scholarships. Wheaton has frequently been named in an annual list of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges in preparing students to win U.S. Fulbright awards.

FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS

Individuals who have received Fulbright awards for travel in 2018 and beyond, include:

  • Jasmine Clarke ’15, a recent alumna who majored in art history, has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to India.
  • Joshua Dufour ’12 has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Kazakhstan.
  • Justin Gagnon ’18, a double major in political science and Russian, has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to the Republic of Georgia.
  • Bay Gammans ’18, a double major in anthropology and film and new media studies, has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Malaysia.
  • Brendan Geiger ’18, a double major in English and secondary education, has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Taiwan.
  • Riley Heist ’18, a double major in English and secondary education, has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Indonesia.
  • Sabrina Tedeschi ’18, a double major in biology and secondary education, has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Taiwan.
  • Emma Wynne ’18, a double major in art history and German studies, has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany.
OTHER AWARDS
  • Sophia Hatzikos ’20, a double major in art and economics, has received a Projects for Peace grant to set up a trade center for farmers in a small village in Greece.
  • Jennifer Lonergan ’18, has been named a Japan Exchange and Teaching Scholar to teach in Japan.
  • Xinyi Liu ’19 and Yusheng Wu ’19 have been awarded German Academic Exchange Service Research Internships in Science and Engineering. Yusheng will be at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany. Xinyi will be at the University of Bremen, Germany.
  • Lucas Rosa ’18, a double major in creative writing and philosophy, has received a Watson Fellowship to study mixed martial arts traditions in Cambodia, Holland and Thailand.