Georgetown College is Kentucky’s top producer of Fulbright Awards for U.S. students in 2007-08, according to the Institute of International Education’s listing of “Top Producers” in the October 26, 2007, edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Georgetown is the only Kentucky college or university among the more than 100 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching institutions listed, including research, master’s, bachelor’s and other classifications. Georgetown received three Fulbright Awards out of four applicants and is one of only 43 bachelor’s degree schools listed among those with the highest number of students who received Fulbright grants this year.
“We see Georgetown moving up. Three is a pretty impressive number of grantees for a small school,” said Jody Dudderar, assistant director for U.S. student programs at the Institute of International Education.
Georgetown College joins such esteemed bachelor’s institutions as University of Richmond (Virginia), Oberlin College (Ohio), Kenyon College (Ohio), Washington and Lee University (Virginia) and Wheaton College (Massachusetts), among others.
Georgetown’s 2007 recipients of the prestigious teaching-abroad Fulbright Awards (the 15th, 16th and 17th since 1990) are Jordan Yeager ’07, Somerset, Ky. (teaching English in Spain); Sarah Sebastian ’07, Lancaster, Ky. (Hong Kong); and Brittany Pappas ’07, Mechanicsburg, Pa. (Germany). “The success of these three is testimony to the ambition, determination and quality of our student body,” said Rosemary Allen, provost and academic dean. “I’m particularly pleased at how diverse these three students are in their interests,” she added.
The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. Established in 1946, it aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills.