Tori Shover and Rachel Castillo, 2013 Fulbright Award recipients

Tori Shover and Rachel Castillo, 2013 Fulbright Award recipients

GEORGETOWN, KY – Two graduating seniors have been notified they are 2013 Fulbright Scholars.

Victoria Lee “Tori” Shover, a Spanish and Elementary Education major from Louisville, Kentucky, and Rachel Ann Castillo, an English and Secondary Education major from Paducah, will spend the next year teaching English in Spain and South Korea, respectively.

Both Scholars are excited about their opportunity to travel abroad and plan to immerse themselves in learning about the local culture. The exact location for their teaching assistantships in each country will be determined at a future date.

These two awards bring to 28 the number of Georgetown College Fulbright recipients since 1989.

The Fulbright Program, established in 1946 under legislation introduced by then-Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries,” according to its Web site.