Stephanie Antetomaso ’12

Stephanie Antetomaso ’€™12Stephanie Antetomaso ’12, who double majored in linguistics and Russian studies, this fall heads to the Republic of Estonia as a Fulbright Scholar. The Woburn, Mass., resident plans to study and conduct language research at the University of Tartu. She developed an interest in linguistics as a high school student, when she took a course in the subject at MIT. She chose Wheaton in part for its wide offerings in world languages, though she knew the college had no linguistics major. With English professor Michael Drout’s guidance, she built her own major with courses from several departments—English, computer science, psychology and anthropology—plus linguistics courses at Brown University.

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Wheaton students have won 18 competitive national scholarships this year, including two Watson Fellowships and 10 Fulbright Scholarships (a college record for one year).