|Centre student awarded Fulbright Scholarship
RELEASED: July 5, 2001
DANVILLE, KYRecent Centre graduate Dorothy Brown has learned she has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and she will be a teaching assistant in France starting in September.
Brown, who graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in international relations and minors in French and political economy, will teach for a school year in Moulins in central France. She has been given a position through the French Ministry of Education.
Brown will be teaching students English. She will be working at two different schools and her students will range from eight to 15 years old. She will work at the schools from October to May.
She first took French while attending Centre. Brown has taken two trips to France. She studied in Strasbourg, France, in 1999 while at Centre and took a trip of her own there this past winter.
"I think the language is absolutely beautiful," Brown said. "Their culture is wonderful. What I really love is they take care of their history. I think they really respect the past."
After her stint in France, Brown has a fellowship with the Illinois Governor's Office. That fellowship is being deferred for a year. She will be working with the director of budget and then expects to stay in state government in some capacity in Illinois. Brown is originally from Wheaton, Ill.
Last summer Brown did an internship with Congressman Ernie Fletcher of Kentucky's 6th Congressional District. The internship led to her applying for the position in Illinois.
Brown is the daughter of Esther Brown of Danville.
Centre has had 17 Fulbright winners in the past 10 years. Two were awarded Fulbrights this year. Spring graduate Colleen Harris won a Fulbright but turned it down to accept a full four-year fellowship and stipend to attend Emory University in Atlanta.
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