search index home contacts help

~Ten Wellesley Students Accept Fulbright Student Program Grants~

For immediate release:
May 21, 2004

CONTACT:
Arlie Corday,
781-283-3321


WELLESLEY, Mass. -- Ten Wellesley College students have accepted Fulbright Student Program grants that underwrite international graduate study, research and teaching assistantships. The Fulbright Program provides participants, who are chosen for their leadership potential, with the opportunity to observe international political, economic and cultural institutions, to exchange ideas and to work on ventures of importance to the world at large.

The U.S. Student Program sends participants to more than 140 countries worldwide each year for study or research. Fulbright grants generally provide funding for round-trip travel, maintenance for an academic year, health and accident insurance and full or partial tuition. The following Wellesley students will take part in the 2004-2005 Fulbright Student Program:

  • Sarah P. Barron, a senior from Wenatchee, Wash., has won a teaching assistantship Fulbright Grant to Germany. Barron was the 2002 recipient of the Ethel Folger Williams Prize for Outstanding Sophomore Student in the Wellesley German Department. She also won the Susan Rappaport Knafel '52 Award to fund an internship in Vienna, Austria. She earned First-Year Academic Distinction, has served as a German tutor and is a member of the Wellesley College Dancers. Her assistantship will allow her to work in a German secondary school with teachers and students while studying the social consequences of German reunification. She earlier completed study abroad programs in Austria and Germany.
  • Amy Y. Cho, a senior from Hinsdale, Ill., has earned a Fulbright English teaching assistantship to Korea. Cho has spent a summer internship at UNESCO in Seoul, Korea, and attended the Boston Asian Students Intercollegiate Conference. She has earned First-Year Academic Distinction and the Elisabeth Luce Moore '24 Wellelsey-Yenching internship award. She has been a member of the Schneider Board of Governors, House Council and the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra.
  • Keigh E. Hammond, a senior from Muncy, Pa., has won a Fulbright Full Grant to Estonia. She has earned First-Year Academic Distinction and the Davis Fund Scholarship for Summer Russian Studies. She has been a member of Russian Club and Russian Poetry Circle and lived on the Russian Corridor for resident housing. While studying in Russia, she volunteered for the English Club as a student leader and for a homeless shelter. For her Fulbright study, she will examine the impact of evangelicalism on Russians in Estonia and enroll in a university Baltic Studies Program.
  • Elissa C. Johnk, a senior from Iowa City, Iowa, has received an English teaching assistantship to Korea. She has earned First-Year Academic Distinction and has been inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, and Phi Beta Kappa, the national academic honor society. She was selected to take part in the Wellesley in Washington summer internship program and is a member of the Wellesley College Equestrian Team. She has served as president of Wellesley's Habitat for Humanity chapter and has sung with the college choir. While teaching in Korea, she will also study religious plurality and the Korean Protestant Movement.
  • Jane M. Park, a senior from Potomac, Md., has earned an English teaching assistantship to Korea. She has earned First-Year Academic Distinction and has had an article, "Improving Customer Relations," published in The Asset Builder in 2003. Founder and president of the Wellesley Philosophical Society, she has been treasurer of House Council and the Music Performance Club and a member of the Chamber Music Society. She has been a summer intern at the Korean American Coalition in Washington, D.C., and a teaching assistant at Johns Hopkins University and the Sackler Gallery of Asian Art.
  • Emily J. Randall, a senior from Topsfield, Mass., has won a teaching assistantship Fulbright Grant to Germany. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, the national academic honor society, she has earned First-Year Academic Distinction and the Ethel Folger Williams Sophomore Prize. She has been a member of the Wellesley College vocal jazz ensemble, Body & Soul. She has traveled abroad to study in Nagoya, Japan, and to Saulheim, Germany. She has lived on the German Corridor for two years and has been a member of the German Club.
  • Liza J. Sohn, a senior from Staten Island, N.Y., has earned an English teaching assistantship to Korea. She has participated in the Boston University Study Abroad program to Quito, Ecuador. She has earned the Stecher Scholarship for Study Abroad in Latin America and the Boston University Study Abroad Scholarship. She has attended the Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution in the Netherlands and has been an intern in the office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. She has performed with the traditional Korean Dance Troupe. In addition to her teaching, she plans to study how Korean domestic policies influence the country's foreign policy during her Fulbright experience.
  • Andrea M. Spiker, a 2003 graduate of Wellesley from Arlington, Va., has won a teaching assistantship Fulbright Grant to Germany. A member of the National Science Foundation (NSF), at Wellesley she served as president of the Hippocratic Society, vice president of the Phi Sigma Lecture Society and business associate for Current magazine. A member of the Wellesley College Orchestra, she also received the NSF Commendable Service Award and Wellesley's Outstanding Achievement in German Studies certificate. She studied neuroscience and German for a term at Harvard University.
  • Emma M. Sydenham, a senior from Queens, N.Y., has received a Fulbright Study Grant and English Language Teaching Assistantship to Austria. She intends to study health-care delivery at the University of Graz and serve as an English language teaching assistant for high-school students. She has majored in international relations with a minor in economics. She has lived on the German Language Corridor for three years and earned the Excellence in the Study of German Award from the Federal Republic of Germany, Boston Embassy. She has studied health systems in India, South Africa, Brazil, Morocco and the Republic of Georgia through Wellesley and the International Honors Program. She has worked in New York in the Mental Health Law Project at Nassau/Suffolk Law Services, a not-for-profit law firm that provides free legal assistance. She also worked on three surveillance studies for the Division of Disease Control at the Nassau County Department of Health. Upon completion of her Fulbright studies, she plans to pursue a master's degree in public health.
  • Elizabeth M. Szilagyi, a senior from Kingwood, W.V., has won a Fulbright Full Grant to Hungary. She has written an honors thesis in chemistry at Wellesley and completed a summer undergraduate research fellowships with the California Institute of Technology and the Summa Health System. She has been nominated for the Goldwater Scholarship and has earned Wellesley's Organic Chemistry Award and First-Year Academic Distinction. She has made a presentation at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society and has been a member of the varsity crew. In Hungary, she will study how greenhouse gases contribute to global warming.

Since 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in providing an excellent liberal-arts education for women who will make a difference in the world. Its 500-acre campus near Boston is home to 2,300 undergraduate students from all 50 states and 68 countries. For more information, go to www.wellesley.edu.

###


Return to the Office for Public Information Homepage

Return to the Wellesley College Homepage

  • Office for Public Information
  • Date Modified: June 14, 2004
search index home contacts help