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
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