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~Wellesley College Seniors Receive Fulbright Teaching Assistantships~

For immediate release:
April 18, 2002

Arlie Corday,
781-283-3321 or 2373

WELLESLEY, Mass. - Wellesley College seniors Grace Kim of Great Neck, N.Y., and Margaret Y. Lee of Lagrangeville, N.Y., have been awarded the Fulbright Program Institute of International Education's English Teaching Assistantship to South Korea. The assistantship consists of a 13-month program beginning July 2002 and ending July 2003.

"I will be placed in a middle or high school classroom of approximately 40 students," said Kim, the daughter of Sun Ho and Vivian Kim of Great Neck, N.Y. "I will be spending approximately 20 hours per week teaching and I hope to spend some time doing research on the Korean colonial experience."

The students' acceptance letters from the Fulbright Program noted the "impressive accomplishments and leadership skills have made possible your selection for the Fulbright Program."

The program, run by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board with direct supervision by the Fulbright Commission in Korea, selects outstanding students who will exemplify standards of excellence as "representatives of the American people abroad." The principal purpose of the Fulbright Program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries.

Kim, majoring in history and international relations, has been involved in community leadership roles as an academic peer tutor through the college's Pforzheimer Learning and Teaching Center and as Freeman Hall house president. Last summer, as a New York City Government Scholar, she worked for the New York City Mayor's Office of Emergency Management as a member of the bioterrorism task force. After her Fulbright experience, she plans to attend law school to study international law.

Lee, the daughter of H.K. and Aesook Lee of Lagrangeville, N.Y., is double majoring in history and political science and has been involved as student liaison to the Committee on Faculty Appointments, as a staff member of the campus humor magazine and as a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha political science honors society.

Founded in 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in liberal arts and the education of women for 125 years. The College's 500-acre campus near Boston is home to 2,300 undergraduate students.


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