Four Syracuse Students/Alumni Named as 2021 Fulbright Recipients

Dorothy S. Bass

Fulbright Grantees

4 Syracuse College students/alumni have been named as 2021 recipients of awards by means of the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Software. Five students have been also decided on as alternates.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Plan funds a array of awards that consist of English educating assistantships (ETA) and examine/analysis grants in in excess of 140 nations around the world.

The 2021 recipients are:

  • Jenna Burgess, a 2021 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in worldwide relations from the College of Arts and Sciences and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and in linguistics (Korean) from A&S—English Instructing Assistantship, South Korea
  • Steven Harris, a 2016 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in earth sciences (College of Arts and Sciences) and anthropology (A&S and the Maxwell Faculty) and a minimal in Chinese scientific studies and a existing Ph.D. pupil in anthropology in Maxwell—research grant, Barbados
  • Ashley Hudson, a 2020 graduate with a bachelor’s diploma in policy scientific studies from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School—English Educating Assistantship, South Korea and
  • Vivian Whitney, a 2021 graduate with a bachelor’s diploma in magazine, news and electronic journalism from the S.I. Newhouse University of Public Communications with minors in food reports in the Falk School of Sport and Human Dynamics and French and francophone scientific studies in the University of Arts and Sciences—study grant for a master of gastronomy diploma, Italy.

The 2021 alternates are:

  • Erin Elliott, a 2020 graduate with bachelor’s levels in general public relations from the Newhouse School and in English and textual studies and fantastic arts from the School of Arts and Sciences—English Educating Assistantship, Norway
  • Lara Hicks, a 2020 graduate with a bachelor’s diploma in intercontinental relations with a minor in worldwide safety studies in the College or university of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell University, at the moment enrolled in the Maxwell School’s M.P.A./M.A.I.R. software with a C.A.S. in civil culture organizations—study grant/master’s degree in community policy, Netherlands
  • Brittnee Johnson, a 2021 graduate with a bachelor’s diploma in political science from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell University, beginning M.P.A. plan at Maxwell in summertime 2021—English Teaching Assistantship, Malaysia
  • Hanna Nichols, a 2020 graduate with a bachelor’s diploma in policy research and citizenship and civic engagement from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell University and a insignificant in information analytics from the Faculty of Info Studies—English Educating Assistantship, Malaysia and
  • Alexa Shephard, a 2020 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the College or university of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell University and a insignificant in Spanish from the Higher education of Arts and Sciences—English Teaching Assistantship, Spain.

The next alumni will be engaging in Fulbright activities this 12 months that ended up deferred owing to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Brandy Boden, a 2020 graduate with a master’s degree in studio arts from the College of Visible and Carrying out Arts—study grant for art, Ireland
  • Gwendolyn Burke, a 2020 graduate with a bachelor’s diploma in worldwide relations from the College or university of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell College, a bachelor’s diploma in community relations from the Newhouse Faculty and minors in economics and Chinese language—English Training Assistantship, Vietnam
  • Leah Garlock, a 2016 graduate with a bachelor’s diploma in communications layout with a slight in communications images from the College of Visible and Carrying out Arts—English Training Assistantship, South Korea
  • Jamie Lustig, a 2020 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish language, literature and lifestyle from the University of Arts and Sciences and a slight in public communications scientific tests in the Newhouse School—English Teaching Assistantship, Spain
  • Katherine MacDonald, Ph.D. applicant in geography in the Maxwell College with a C.A.S. in food items reports from the Falk College—research grant, Tajikistan and
  • Nathan Shearn, a 2019 graduate with a bachelor’s diploma in anthropology from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell Faculty and a insignificant in Russian from the College of Arts and Sciences. Shearn formerly acquired an English Instructing Assistantship to Belarus. Since of the suspension of the Fulbright software in Belarus, his Fulbright practical experience will now just take place in Bulgaria.

Burgess will arrive in South Korea in early January and function as an assistant English trainer in classrooms for 3rd via fifth graders. “I will probably aid in both equally training lessons and preparing them as perfectly. I also actually hope to choose Korean classes and go on strengthening my language expertise whilst I am there, as very well as participating with the community as considerably as I can as a result of golf equipment and volunteer function,” she says. Burgess plans to get involved with North Korean refugee initiatives and possibly sign up for or commence a historic literature club in her spot, concentrated on expanding expertise and comprehending of Korean-American relations and record.

Her lengthy-phrase objective is to do the job in a bilingual preschool or kindergarten classroom applying the two English and Korean. “This Fulbright grant is a wonderful next stage for me,” she suggests. “The information I will get about the composition of Korean language classrooms, and the language and vocabulary connected to instruction and understanding things to do Korean lecturers use will be really beneficial in my long term occupation. Living in the place and gaining even further competence in the language and tradition will be very useful as nicely. I am pretty grateful to have acquired this award.”

Harris will journey to Barbados in October for his 10-thirty day period investigate endeavor. His current venture is a continuation of archeological exploration originally executed by Doug Armstrong, professor in the College or university of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School, at Trents Plantation in Barbados. “My analysis is mainly centered all-around conducting archival research and elemental analysis on a selection of iron and metal artifacts recovered from a cave website on Trents plantation, to greater recognize when they were employed, what purpose they served and who would have interacted with them,” suggests Harris. “While excavations concluded a handful of years in the past, exploration conclusions all through my Fulbright exploration term may possibly consequence in future excavations on the island.”

Harris is hopeful that his challenge will lead to other exploration conversations with regards to the value and relevance of steel artifacts in the archaeological history. “While much has by now been stated about metal artifacts in other elements of the environment (U.S., Europe, West Africa, and so forth.), I want this task to showcase how archaeological web sites in the Caribbean can also increase our comprehension of the social and cultural significance of metals in the past,” he claims.

He is incredibly keen to have more prospects to work carefully with the Barbados Museum and other customers of the local community. “Every time I have visited Barbados, I have constantly felt cherished and welcomed, and suitable now I am truly wanting ahead to offering again to the community,” he says.

Hudson will be assigned to a educating posture in South Korea in January. She designs to pursue a master’s degree in academic policy and administration in the United States following her Fulbright working experience and is keen to take a look at South Korea’s educational procedure to notify her long run experiments. She is also extremely eager to examine the country’s rich background, and how traditions are managed alongside progression. “I am most fired up about getting to know the folks and immersing myself in the lifestyle,” she states.

Whitney has gained the Fulbright/Casten Family members Basis Award to attend the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy, in their Master of Gastronomy: World Foodstuff Cultures and Mobility software. The software begins in October and includes 10 months of genuine school—lectures, workshops, tastings and fieldwork—and a few study trips—one in Italy, one particular in Europe and a person outside the house of Europe (COVID limitations-allowing). The plan concludes with a 14-week internship or last exploration challenge done in Italy. Whitney’s particular master’s system is centered on distinct world food items cultures and devices and how they shift and alter, with a aim on sustainability and foods sovereignty.

Whitney, who has a degree in journal journalism, aspires to be a food writer. “I’m amazingly fascinated in foodstuff cultures and the when, the place, why and how we take in foodstuff, in particular as it relates to food stuff justice and food stuff sovereignty. I want to, in some ability, share stories that will enable make a far better, additional sustainable, equivalent, fair, just, compassionate, mouth watering foodstuff process from manufacturing to intake,” she says. “I have the storytelling knowledge from Newhouse, but this software will support inform any food items creating I do and give me a more international point of view of food stuff, which will, in transform, help my comprehending of meals lifestyle and techniques in the United States.”

“I just love food items and all our connections to it, and I want to share all those tales,” she says.

College students fascinated in implementing to the Fulbright plan ought to call the Middle for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising at 315.443.2759 or [email protected]. The campus deadline for the 2021-22 application cycle is Sept. 14.

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