Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Graduates receive Fulbright awards

By Jessica Trondsen, Managing News Editor

The Fulbright program awarded four 2012 Pacific Lutheran University graduates fellowships this year.

The recipients are Carolyn Hylander, Caitlin Walton, Mycal Ford and Gretchen Nagel.

The Fulbright program is an international graduate study that sends recipients abroad to complete research and teach in universities or secondary schools. All four alumni will be English teaching assistants. Hylander will teach in Colombia, Walton in Malaysia, Nagel in Germany and Ford in Taiwan.

Twenty-one PLU students applied for the award, and PLU was named a top producer of U.S. Fulbright Scholars by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Since 1975, a total of 91 PLU students have received Fulbright awards.