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Bates produces its largest-ever number of Fulbright grant recipients

With the exception of Hakimah Abdul-Fattah and Cameron Sheldon, who were abroad, the 2013 Fulbright grant recipients attended a May 13 reception at the home of Bates President Clayton Spencer. From left: Catherine Tuttle, Libby Egan, Tara Prasad, Marisa Mohrer, Spencer, Valerie Jarvis, Hansen Johnson, Nora Hanagan, Taryn O'Connell. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

With the exception of Hakimah Abdul-Fattah, Ashley Brunk, Cameron Sheldon and Destinee Warner, shown below, here are the 2013 Fulbright grant recipients, photographed during a May reception at the home of Bates President Clayton Spencer. From left: Catherine Tuttle, Libby Egan, Tara Prasad, Marisa Mohrer, Spencer, Valerie Jarvis, Hansen Johnson, Nora Hanagan, Taryn O’Connell. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

2013 Fulbright grant recipient Hakimah Abdul-Fattah. Photograph by Michael Bradley/Bates College.

2013 Fulbright grant recipient Hakimah Abdul-Fattah. Photograph by Michael Bradley/Bates College.

Known as a top producer of students receiving prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Grants, Bates this year graduated 11 such students — a record number for the college.

Supporting an academic year of research and teaching in more than 155 countries outside the United States, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is funded primarily by the U.S. Department of State and sends some 1,800 U.S. citizens abroad annually.

2013 Fulbright recipient Cameron Sheldon.

2013 Fulbright recipient Cameron Sheldon.

The 2013 Bates recipients comprise one student awarded a study/research grant, for a biology project in Norway; 10 who have received English Teaching Assistantships for work in nations from France to Malaysia. The assistantships support students who both pursue their own research and work to improve local students’ English and knowledge of the United States.

Destinee Warner '13 was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship for work in the Republic of Georgia. Photograph by Michael Bradley/Bates College.

2013 Fulbright grant recipient Destinee Warner ’13. Photograph by Michael Bradley/Bates College.

A 12th student received a Fulbright Austria U.S. Teaching Assistantship.

Ashley Brunk '13 received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Malaysia. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

Ashley Brunk ’13 received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Malaysia. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

Meet Bates’ 2013 Fulbright recipients:

  • Hakimah Abdul-Fattah of Holland, Pa. An anthropology major and French minor, she received an English Teaching Assistantship for work in France.
  • Ashley Brunk of Phoenix, Ariz. An English major and education minor, Brunk received a Fulbright English Teacher Assistantship for work in Malaysia.
  • Emily “Libby” Egan of Harvard, Mass. A sociology major and education minor, she received an English Teaching Assistantship for work in Bulgaria.
  • Nora Hanagan of Singapore. A politics major and education minor, she received an English Teaching Assistantship for work in Turkey.
  • Valerie Jarvis of Granville, Mass. A major in biological chemistry with a minor in Spanish, she received an English Teaching Assistantship for work in Malaysia.
  • Hansen Johnson of Stowe, Vt. A biology major and music minor, he received a research grant for work in Norway.
  • Marisa Mohrer of Guilford, Conn. A psychology major and minor in German, she received a Fulbright Austria U.S. Teaching Assistantship.
  • Taryn O’Connell of Georgetown, Mass. A major in environmental studies and minor in history, O’Connell was awarded an English Teaching Assistantship for work in Malaysia.
  • Tara Prasad of Lincoln, R.I. A major in biological chemistry and minor in education, Prasad received an English Teaching Assistantship for work in South Korea.
  • Cameron Sheldon of Canton, Conn. A politics major and Spanish minor, Sheldon received an English Teaching Assistantship for work in Armenia.
  • Catherine Tuttle of Pittsford, N.Y. A double major in Spanish and English, Tuttle was awarded an English Teaching Assistantship for work in Spain.
  • Destinee Warner of Providence, R.I. Warner received an English Teaching Assistantship for work in the Republic of Georgia.


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