Issue: November 16, 2007 - Vol. 37 No. 23
Gallaudet ranks as a top producer of U.S. Fulbright Fellows
News from Inside Gallaudet.
Gallaudet made the list of colleges and universities that produced the most U.S. Fulbright Fellows this year. The success of the top producing schools was highlighted in the October 26 printed edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Four of seven Gallaudet students who applied won Fulbright awards for 2007-08, making Gallaudet third in the Masters Institutions category with a 57 percent success rate.
"This is a notable accomplishment for Gallaudet University and it underlines the commitment of our community to the exchange of ideas and research globally," said Provost Stephen Weiner.
Gallaudet’s 2007-08 Fulbright Fellows are Joseph Hill, a Ph.D. student in linguistics from Cincinnati, Ohio, who will work with the Siena School of Liberal Arts in Siena, Italy; Daniel Nead, a Ph.D. student in clinical psychology from Dayton, Ohio, is working with the psychology department at Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv, Israel; Krista Leitch Walker, a Ph.D. student in administration from Germantown, Md., who will work in Dublin and Kerry, Ireland, with the Irish Deaf Society and the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre; and Brayde Ridenhour, a 2007 graduate with master’s degrees in administration and deaf education, who is working with schools for deaf students in Shanghai, Tianjin, and Jiujiang, China.
The Fulbright competition is administered at Gallaudet through the Office of International Programs and Services, whose director, ‘Bunmi Aina, is Fulbright program adviser. Dr. Ceil Lucas of the Department of Linguistics serves as campus Fulbright coordinator along with faculty members Steven Collins (Interpretation), Beth Benedict (Communication Studies), and Marilyn Sass-Lehrer (Education).