Furman recognized for its Fulbright students

fulbright-top-producerFurman University has had four students named 2013-14 Fulbright Scholars, which places the university among the nation’s top producers of students who participate in the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.

According to the U.S. Department of State, Furman’s four Fulbright Scholars puts it among the nation’s top 39 “Bachelor’s” institutions that produced Fulbright winners.  A total of five Furman students applied for Fulbright awards in 2013-14, which gave the university the highest success rate (80%) of all bachelor’s institutions that nominated students.

The State Department recently announced the list of colleges and universities that produced the most 2013-2014 Fulbright Scholars, and the top-producing institutions were highlighted in the October 28 edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education.

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  Since its inception in 1946, more than 44,000 American students have benefited from the Fulbright experience.

Furman education professor Scott Henderson serves as the university’s Fulbright program adviser.  Here are Furman’s four current Fulbright Scholars, all of whom graduated in May 2013:

Anna Bower is a magna cum laude graduate in philosophy from Gainesville, Ga.  She is teaching English in Turkey.

Sarah Johnson is a magna cum laude graduate in Asian studies from Travelers Rest.  She is teaching English in Taiwan.

Amanda Michalski is a summa cum laude graduate in political science and German studies from Kingsport, Tenn.  She is teaching in Germany.

Anastasia (“Anya”) Spratley is a magna cum laude graduate in history from York.  She is teaching English in South Korea.

For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit the State Department website.