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Scranton’s Legendary Fulbright Story Adds Another Chapter

Scranton’s Legendary Fulbright Story Adds Another Chapter
Five graduates have earned Fulbright awards for the 2013-2014 academic year. Seated, from left, are: Susan Trussler, Ph.D., Fulbright program advisor; Elena M. Habersky ’13, Dallas, Fulbright English teaching assistantship to Jordan; and Rebecca Schmaeling ’13, Smithtown, N.Y., Fulbright English teaching assistantship to Spain. Standing, from left, are: University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.; Shannon M. Haberzettl G’13, Dingmans Ferry, Fulbright English teaching assistantship to Malaysia; Jan Alexander Wessel ’13, Drums, Fulbright research scholarship to Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary; Joseph R. Seemiller ’13, Lehighton, Fulbright research scholarship to the University of Cologne, Germany; and Harold Baillie, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.

Five Scranton graduates will make the most of their individual talents and interests as they share with – and learn from – cultures around the world as Fulbright scholars.

In a banner year for an already strong tradition, five graduates have been selected for Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Scranton graduates earning Fulbright awards are: Elena M. Habersky ’13; Shannon M. Haberzettl G’13; Rebecca Schmaeling ’13; Joseph R. Seemiller ’13; and Jan Alexander Wessel ’13.

The Fulbright program is the U.S. government’s premier scholarship program for overseas graduate study, research and teaching. For eight consecutive years, The Chronicle of Higher Education has listed Scranton among the “top producers” of Fulbright awards for American students. Since 1972, a total of 144 Scranton students have been awarded grants in the competition administered by the Institute of International Education.

The award recipients were drawn from a pool of more than 9,000 applicants nationally.

In addition to the five University graduates receiving Fulbrights, two additional graduates have been named as alternates for awards: Brian V. Entler ’13 of Scranton is an alternate to Australia and Dana N. Trembley ’13 of Union, N.J., is an alternate to Canada. 

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