Fulbrights Announced

This year nine members of the Holy Cross community—eight graduating seniors and one 2012 alumnus—received a Fulbright grant to study and teach abroad during the 2014-15 academic year.

“We had another strong Fulbright year with nine recipients—six English teaching assistants and three research grantees,” says Anthony B. Cashman, director of the Office of Distinguished Fellowships and Graduate Studies at the College. “For the English teaching assistants, the countries are quite spread out and include Kyrgyzstan, where Kyle Olsen (’14) will be the first-ever Holy Cross Fulbrighter.” 

As recipients of a Fulbright research grant, says Cashman, Michael Daly ’12 will pursue a master’s degree in security studies at the University of Sussex in England, Martha Walters ’14 will study organic farming in Indonesia, and Christine Roughan ’14, will learn about the growing field of digital humanities at the University of Leipzig in Germany.

Each year, the Fulbright Program awards approximately 1,900 U.S. college students the highly competitive grant, based on academic merit and professional promise. With 70 Holy Cross students receiving the award since 2005, the College has consistently been among the nation’s top producers of Fulbright recipients at the undergraduate level.  ■
—Nick Markantonatos