|Record-tying four students named Fulbright winners
Centre has produced 20 winners in the past 10 years
RELEASED: April 18, 2002
DANVILLE, KY-Four seniors from Centre College so far this year have been chosen as Fulbright Scholars and will spend the upcoming academic year abroad. The number ties the record for Fulbright Scholars from Centre in a single year. Centre also had four winners in 2000.
Henry McEuen, from Carrollton, Ky., and Heidi Privett, from Nicholasville, Ky., have received grants from the Fulbright program to conduct research. McEuen, a computer science major, will do research in the computer science field in Belgium. Privett, a chemistry major, will conduct chemistry research in Sweden.
Sarah Eskridge, from St. Louis, and Leann Dikes, from Rineyville, Ky., will be teaching English as a foreign language. Eskridge, a French major, will teach in France. Dikes, who's double majoring in anthropology/sociology and philosophy, will be teaching in South Korea.
These four seniors extend a Centre tradition that has produced 20 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.
Fulbright Fellows receive full grants, travel grants, and/or teaching assistantships which allow them to pursue one academic year of self-designed study and/or research in a foreign country.
The Fulbright Program has provided more than 250,000 participants chosen for their leadership potential with 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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