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The Fulbright program was established at the end of World War II to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. In addition to the student program, Fulbright grants are awarded to faculty and professionals who wish to teach and do research abroad. Ithaca College has had tremendous success in the Fulbright program in the last two decades.

2018-19

Menalie Hyde (2018), a Communication Management and Design major, was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Malaysia.

2017-18

Kaela Bamberger (2014) a Planned Studies major, was awarded a Fulbright grant to enroll in a Master’s programme in International Relations at the University Aberystwyth in Wales, UK.

Kaleb Cabisca (2017), a History major, was awarded a Fulbright grant to teach and conduct research in Austria. His research interest is in the Austria-Hungary Bosnian crisis in 1908-09.

Victor Lopez-Carmen (2017), a Health Sciences major, was been awarded a Fulbright grant to conduct research on aboriginal health issues at Western Sydney University, Australia.

Samuel Rubin (2017), a Music major, was awarded a Fulbright grant to Poland to research the music and politics of Henryk Górecki, a 20th century Polish composer.

Kathleen Malnati (2016), an English major, was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Brazil.

2016-17

Taylor Graham (2016), an Emerging Media major, was awarded a Fulbright creative arts grant to make a documentary film on water usage in two different locations in India during the 2016-17 academic year.

Jaime Lisack (2016), a Biochemistry major, was awarded a Fulbright research grant to study cell development in the Rufolf Virchow Center at the University of Würzburg, Germany for the 2016-17 academic year.

Erika Bucior, an Environmental Studies major, was been awarded a Fulbright research grant to study an invasive plant species in Trinidad and Tobago during the 2016-17 academic year.

2015-16

Karly Placek ('15), a Documentary Studies major, was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Malaysia

Abigial Jamiel ('11), an Art History major, was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to South Africa.

2014-15

Gabriela Gonzalez ('14), a Culture and Communications major, was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Brazil.

Grace Wivell ('14), English teacher education major, was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Indonesia.

Dylan Lowry ('13), a Cinema & Photography major, was awarded a Fulbright creative arts scholarship to Kolkata, India, where he will make a documentary film following a group of artists as they create images for the annual Durja Puja festival.

2013-2014

Tommy McAree ('13), an English major, was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Indonesia.

Ranu Nath ('12), a Politics major, was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Turkey. While there she will also study the relationship of Turkey to the European Union.

Rebekah Shyloski ('12), a Spanish and Art History major, was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Tawain. She wishes eventually to become a TESOL instructor.

Jie Wu ('13), an Economics major, was awarded a Fulbright research grant to India to study how residents of Kolkata from different ethnic groups attribute meaning to the Hooghly River, a major distributary of the Ganges River.

News Release for McAree, Nath, Shyloski and Wu.

2012-2013

Katerina Leinhart ('11), a Politics major, was awarded a Fulbright grant to Morocco to study the transformation of Gnawa sacred music from ritual to market contexts

Emily Brown ('12), an English and Sociology major, was awarded an English Teaching Assistantship to Slovakia. While there, she also studied Slovakia' juvenile justice system.

2010-2011

Andy Frey ('10), an English major with minors in German and Writing, was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Hamburg, Germany. He also completed a self-designed project about the reunification of Germany--"die Mauer im Kopf," the social and mental divide that still divides the former East and West Germans.

Sujin Kim ('09), a CInema and Photography major with a minor in Anthropology, was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in the Czech Republic, and also to pursue interests in community work and art. She had strong contacts with MeetFactory, a Czech international center for art that supports collaboration between artists from different nations.

Allison Girasole ('10), a Biology major, was chosen as a Fulbright alternate. Her plans were to go to
Germany to work at the University of Cologne with Dr. Peter Kloppenburg to investigate the deregulation of energy homeostasis in age and diet associated metabolic diseases.

News Release for Fry and Kim. News Release for Fry, Kim, and Girasole.

2009-2010

Amy E. Cohen ('08), a Theater Arts Management major, was awarded a Fulbright grant to study the contemporary circus as a prominent art form in the UK. Her research centered on youth programming, resources for professional circus artists, and the upcoming 2010 Olympics in London.

Melendy Krantz ('09), an Anthropology and Politics double major, was awarded a Fulbright grant to conduct research on women's lives in Bangladesh, specifically how women's subcultures and caregiver subcultures in Bangladesh interact, how they affect the role of birth attendants, and how they unite women by evoking intense emotions and a sense of community. Melendy's reflections on her year in Bangladesh can be found here.

News Release I and II on Cohen and Krantz.

2007-2008

Kelly Helin ('07), an English and Spanish double major, was awarded a Fulbright grant for English Teaching Assistantship in Bulgaria. She had a special interest in studying teaching methods in in Bulgarian high schools and orphanages and the use of tales and games in the teaching of English and American culture in the Bulgarian educational system.

Sarah Kessler ('07), a Politics and Instrumental Music double major, was awarded a Fulbright grant to conduct human rights research in Korea in collaboration with the Human Rights Commission of Korea, the Migrant Welfare Center, and Hanyang University. She sought to address the status of migrant workers and their families, who under current Korean laws cannot become full citizens or gain full access to public services

Betsabe Luna ('07), a Sociology major with double concentrations in Clinical Sociology and Race and Ethnic Relations, was awarded a Fulbright grant for English Teaching Assistantship in Spain. In addition, she also worked with Madrid organizations dealing with issues of domestic violence.

News Release for Helin, Kessler, and Luna.

2006-2007

Julie T. Perng ('06), an Organizational Communications, Learning, and Design major, was awarded a Fulbright grant to study the the effects of rural-to-urban migration on people who remain in native villages in the Shaxi Township in Yunnan Province of China. News Release for Perng. More information, with links to Julie's Fulbright experience logs can be found here.

Kiehl Christie ('06), a Philosophy major and Physics minor, was awarded a Fulbright grant for English Teaching Assistantship in South Korea, as well as to study religious transitions in the Korean peninsula.

News Release for Perng and Christie.

2005-2006

Janet N. Williams ('05), an Organizational Communications, Learning, and Design major with minors in Spanish and Health Communications, was awarded a Fulbright grant for English Teaching Assistantship in Madrid, Spain. News Release for Williams. More information, with links to Janet's Fulbright experience logs can be found here.

2002-2003

William C. Pomerantz ('02), a Chemistry major, was awarded a Fulbright grant to study at the Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zurich, Switzerland, to work with Francois Diederich, a leading researcher in synthetic organic chemistry. Pomerantz studied the way protein crystals diffract X-rays to produce telltale patterns that reveal the proteins' molecular structure, a process known as X-ray crystallography, useful in designing drugs and other therapeutic agents that can influence the proteins' effect on the body. News Release for Pomerantz.

2001-2002

Ibrahim Shakoor ('01), an Organizational Communication, Learning, and Design major, was awarded a Fulbright grant to study communication principles in Morocco in traditional Sufi communities and comparing them to secular models. News Release for Shakoor.

1999-2000

Keir B. Neuringer ('99), a Music Composition major, was awarded awarded a Fulbright grant to study composition at the Krakow Academy of Music in Poland. News Release for Neuringer.

1998-1999

Debora J. Hinderliter ('98), a Planned Studies major in Geopolitical Communication with an emphasis on Western Europe with a German minor, was awarded a Fulbright grant for English Teaching Assistantship in Germany. News Release for Hinderliter.

1995-1996

Sirkka Raasoch was awarded a Fulbright grant for English Teaching Assistantship in Germany.