|School has record-breaking five Fulbright winners
Centre has produced 21 winners in the past 10 years
RELEASED: May 2, 2002
DANVILLE, KY-Centre has had five seniors chosen this year as Fulbright winners. They will spend the upcoming academic year abroad. This is the most Fulbright winners from Centre in a single year. Centre had four winners in 2000.
Josh Brockwell, of Elizabethton, Tenn., will be teaching English as a foreign language in Alsace, France.
"Astonishingly, and against all odds, I received my 'lettre de presentation' informing me that I'm to teach in Alsace," said Brockwell, who is a double major in French and international relations. "It's a dream come true."
Henry McEuen and Heidi Privett will conduct research overseas next year as part of the Fulbright program, while Sarah Eskridge and Leann Dikes, like Brockwell, will be teaching English as a foreign language.
These five seniors extend a Centre tradition that has produced 21 Fulbright winners in the past 10 years.
The college also has produced a Rhodes Scholar as well as Truman and Goldwater scholarship winners in that span.
The Fulbright Program has provided more than 250,000 participants the opportunity to observe each others' political, economic and cultural institutions, exchange ideas, and embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world's inhabitants.
The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by former Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. Fulbright alumni include Nobel and Pulitzer prize winners, governors and senators, ambassadors and artists, prime ministers and heads of state, professors and scientists, Supreme Court Justices, and CEOs.
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