-- 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
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
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
- Amy Y. Cho,
a senior from Hinsdale, Ill., has earned a Fulbright
teaching assistantship to Korea. Cho has spent a summer
internship at UNESCO in Seoul, Korea, and attended the
Asian Students Intercollegiate Conference. She has earned
First-Year Academic Distinction and the Elisabeth Luce
'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
While studying in Russia, she volunteered for the English
Club as a student leader and for a homeless shelter.
her Fulbright study, she will examine the impact of evangelicalism
on Russians in Estonia and enroll in a university Baltic
- Elissa C. Johnk,
a senior from Iowa City, Iowa, has received an English
assistantship to Korea. She has earned First-Year Academic
Distinction and has been inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha,
national political science honor society, and Phi Beta
Kappa, the national academic honor society. She was
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
has been treasurer of House Council and the Music Performance
Club and a member of the Chamber Music Society. She
been a summer intern at the Korean American Coalition in
Washington, D.C., and a teaching assistant at Johns
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
Academic Distinction and the Ethel Folger Williams Sophomore
Prize. She has been a member of the Wellesley College
jazz ensemble, Body & Soul. She has traveled abroad to
study in Nagoya, Japan, and to Saulheim, Germany. She
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,
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
has been an intern in the office of Senator Hillary Rodham
Clinton. She has performed with the traditional Korean
Troupe. In addition to her teaching, she plans to study
how Korean domestic policies influence the country's
policy during her Fulbright experience.
- Andrea M. Spiker,
a 2003 graduate of Wellesley from Arlington, Va., has
a teaching assistantship Fulbright Grant to Germany. A
member of the National Science Foundation (NSF), at
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
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
Excellence in the Study of German Award from the Federal
Republic of Germany, Boston Embassy. She has studied
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
law firm that provides free legal assistance. She also
worked on three surveillance studies for the Division
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
the Goldwater Scholarship and has earned Wellesley's Organic
Chemistry Award and First-Year Academic Distinction.
has made a presentation at the national meeting of the
American Chemical Society and has been a member of the
In Hungary, she will study how greenhouse gases contribute
to global warming.
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