For the sixth time in the past 11 years, Dickinson has been named a top Fulbright-producing college. The distinction recognizes the five members of the class of 2014 who received the prestigious U.S. Department of State award.
2014 graduates Martin de Bourmont, Kendra Haven, Peter Hechler, Chase Philpot and Benjamin West were among the nearly 2,000 American students to enter the Fulbright Program, the nation's flagship international educational exchange program. Each were awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships, and they have subsequently scattered across the globe: De Bourmont to Mongolia, Haven to South Africa, Hechler to Germany, Philpot to Bulgaria and West to Brazil.
The State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces the top Fulbright producers each year, and the U.S. colleges and universities on the list are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual congressional appropriation, and some 4,000 new foreign Fulbright students and scholars come to the U.S. annually to study for graduate degrees, conduct research and teach foreign languages.
Published February 12, 2015