Fulbright Tradition Continues at The University of Scranton

06/12/12

Four University of Scranton graduates have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Members of the University’s class of 2012 earning Fulbright scholarships are: Ellen (Maggie) Coyne of Stony Point, N.Y., who won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to South Korea, and Kathleen Lavelle of Avoca, who won a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Spain. In addition, Anna DiColli, a graduate of the University’s class of 2010 from Broomall, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in Public Health to Spain. Class of 2010 graduate C.J. Libassi, a native of Dalton now residing in Washington, D.C., won a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Spain.

The scholarships were announced recently by the United States Department of the State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. The four were selected from a pool of more than 9,000 applicants.

“The Fulbright scholarship is the U.S. government’s premier scholarship program for overseas graduate study, research, teaching and volunteer work,” said Susan Trussler, Ph.D., Fulbright program advisor and associate professor of economics/finance at The University of Scranton. “These students are outstanding not only in their academic and research credentials, but in their longstanding commitment to service, which each intends to continue as Fulbright scholars in their host country.”

Since 1972, a total of 138 University of Scranton graduates have received grants in the competitions administered by the Institute of International Education. For seven consecutive years, The Chronicle of Higher Education has listed The University of Scranton among the “top producers” of Fulbright awards for American students.

The University had seven national Fulbright finalists for 2012-2013, three of whom were awarded scholarships and one graduate, Nicole Linko of Lake Ariel being selected as an alternate to Estonia and still awaiting final designation. While working in Maryland, Libassi applied for his Fulbright “at large.”  

Additional information about each Fulbright recipient can be found by clicking on the graduate’s name above.

Fulbright Group

Four University of Scranton graduates were awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships for the 2012-2013. Pictured are, from left, Harold Baillie, provost and vice president for academic affairs; Kevin P. Quinn, S.J. president; Anna DiColli, who won a Fulbright Scholarship in Public Health to Spain; Kathleen Lavelle, who won a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Spain; Ellen (Maggie) Coyne, who won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to South Korea; and Susan Trussler, Ph.D., Fulbright program advisor and associate professor of economics/finance at The University of Scranton. C.J. Libassi, who won a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Spain, was absent from photo.


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