Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Projects for Peace award takes pair to Peru

Arielle Burstein and Rachael PowellArielle Burstein ’10, left, of Beverly Hills, Calif., and Rachael Powell ’10, of Madbury, N.H., won a 100 Projects for Peace $10,000 award. The Davis Projects for Peace program is an initiative made possible by Kathryn Wasserman Davis (the mother of Wheaton trustee emerita Diana Davis Spencer ’60). The students plan to build greenhouses in the Andean regions of Peru to help address malnutrition. “I’ve always wanted to do something that is actually proactive rather than sitting back and just voicing my opinion that something needs to be done and never really accomplishing anything.” —Powell

Fulbright Scholar will teach in Slovak Republic

Katrina Hegeman ’10Katrina Hegeman ’10, of Dighton, Mass., will teach English to high school students in the Slovak Republic as a Fulbright Scholar. An English major, she discovered an interest in teaching while taking education courses at Wheaton. “The fieldwork I did for those courses—which included tutoring a second grader in language arts and observing high school English classes—made me want to pursue teaching as a career.”

Fulbright Scholar off to Malaysia

Anna LittlehaleAnna Littlehale ’10, of Glen Ellyn, Ill., will teach English in Malaysia as a Fulbright Scholar, continuing a childhood commitment to helping others. Teaching English to non-native speakers during an internship in her hometown helped her develop teaching skills to meet the needs of a diverse classroom. “I feel blessed with this opportunity to learn as an educator. This is my chance to experience another culture, value system and people, who have a lot to teach me. I plan to take everything I learn back into the classroom with me when I return.”

Scholar to teach in Turkey

Eli Lovely ’10Eli Lovely ’10, of Turners Falls, Mass., won a Fulbright to teach English in Turkey. The opportunity will expand upon his interest in fostering connections between people, which he has done during several undergraduate teaching experiences with students from all over the world. “An English Teaching Assistantship in Turkey will not merely allow me to pursue my interest in teaching and learning, but will endow me with a deeper understanding of the world, specifically a region I have focused on as a student.”