GEORGETOWN, Ky. – The Latin phrase, “omne trium perfectum” (everything that comes in threes is perfect, or, every set of three is complete) comes to mind with the announcement that Georgetown College has a third Fulbright award recipient for the year.
Emily Krick, a senior double-major in English and History from Ashland, Kentucky, has been notified that she has received a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Ukraine.
“I’m very honored to have received this award,” said Emily. “I have always loved travel and would ultimately like to become a literature professor, so I have the utmost respect for the Fulbright program and the opportunity that it provides to connect with other countries and cultures through language.”
Dr. Rosemary Allen, who is campus advisor for the Fulbright program, said, “Emily has found a way to balance an outstanding academic program with a competitive varsity athletic career (tennis),” adding that Emily demonstrates grit and an admirable work ethic, “two qualities that will serve her well as an English Teaching Assistant in Ukraine.”
In his letter to Emily, Daniel Kramer, Director, U.S. Student Programs, Institute of International Education, wrote, “You will represent the country as a cultural ambassador while you are overseas, helping to enhance mutual understanding between Americans and the people in Ukraine.”
Aware that there is considerable political unrest in Ukraine presently, Emily is in discussions with Dr. Allen, Fulbright representatives, and officials in the U.S. State Department. There is the possibility of another destination.
“The political turmoil in Ukraine will make this post a particular challenge—and Emily will need to consider those challenges carefully before she accepts the award” said Dr. Allen. “No matter what, it is a huge honor and endorsement to be given this highly competitive opportunity.”
Still, Emily is excited. “Teaching, travel, and language are powerful things, and I am incredibly grateful that Fulbright offered me the opportunity to work with all three,” said Emily. “Congratulations to both Kelsey (Castaneda) and Leanndra (Padgett) as well. They are both so deserving, and I wish them the best of luck and cannot wait to hear about their journeys.”
Georgetown College is recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a top producer of Fulbright scholars. Since 1989, 31 Georgetown College students have been so honored.