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Once again, Kenyon emerged as a leader among small colleges in producing winners of the J. William Fulbright Fellowship. This year, eight Kenyon graduates won fellowships to teach or pursue research abroad; three others were named alternates.

Fulbright winners receive funds covering the costs of a year abroad, during which they undertake teaching assignments or self-designed research programs that foster global outreach and international understanding.

The 2008 Fulbright winners are:

Kimberly Black '08 , of Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Black, a modern languages and literatures major, will teach English in France.

Jason Cieply '08 , of Pickerington, Ohio. Cieply, a double major in modern languages and literatures and English, with a minor in philosophy, will teach English in Russia.

Mike Frick '08 , of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Frick, who majored in international studies with a minor in Chinese and a concentration in Asian studies, will conduct public-health research in China on that country's "floating population."

Elizabeth Gutting '05 , of Saint Louis, Missouri. An English major, Gutting will teach English in South Korea.

Jessica Kahn '08 , of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Kahn, who majored in English, will teach English in Macau.

Henry Mathes '08 , of Hamden, Connecticut. Mathes, who majored in international studies with a minor in anthropology, will teach English in Germany.

Jenni Schneiderman '08 , of Centerville, Ohio. A double major in psychology and Spanish, Schneiderman will teach English in Argentina.

Ellen Thompson '08 , of New Hope, Minnesota. A biology major, Thompson will conduct research in Guatemala on the effectiveness of cervical-cancer screening and prevention programs.

The alternates are:

Sara Brinda '08 , of Golden Valley, Minnesota. Brinda, who majored in biology with a minor in Chinese, would teach English in Taiwan.

Carol Ditmars '08 , of New Milford, New Jersey. A double major in art history and international studies, Ditmars would teach English in Germany.

Katharine Touchton-Leonard '05 , of Silver Spring, Maryland. Touchton-Leonard, who majored in history with a minor in anthropology, would pursue research on the impact of participation in microcredit programs on internally displaced people in Uganda. DeliciousFacebook FacebookStumbleUpon StumbleUponDigg Diggreddit reddit