Three current and three former Transylvania University students have been selected to teach abroad in the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship program. Current Transylvania students Andrew Owen, of Owensboro, Katie Thornton, of Midway, and Rachael Williams, of Murray, Ky., were selected for the prestigious 2009-2010 Fulbright program. The former students chosen were Stefanie Brock, Lauren Covert and Erik Weber.
The six Transylvania students and alumni will teach in Argentina, Malaysia, Korea, Columbia, and Austria. For a small liberal arts college to have six current and former students to receive Fulbright grants in a single year is "extraordinary," said Transylvania Vice President and Dean William F. Pollard. The Fulbright program was established by Congress in 1946 to foster mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries. To learn more, go to: www.transy.edu/news/new_story.htm?id=487&obj=index