Oxy's Fulbright Success Charted
Occidental College once again is one of the country's top producers of student Fulbright Awards, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education's new Fulbright rankings.
Occidental's four 2007-08 Fulbright winners means it ranks among the top 30 liberal arts colleges in the country, according to recent data released by the Institute of International Education (IIE), which administers the Fulbright program for the U.S. Department of State. Occidental students have won a total of 20 Fulbrights over the past five years.
The IIE figures also show that on a per-capita basis, Occidental produced more Fulbright winners than larger institutions such as UCLA, Berkeley, Michigan, and NYU.
Occidental’s current Fulbright awardees are Adrian Cavallini-Gardner ‘07, an English and comparative literary studies major from San Diego, Amanda Iseri ‘07, a kinesiology major from Ontario, Ore., and Sarah Kim ‘07, a biochemistry major from Berkeley, recipients of Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships, who are teaching English in Germany, Indonesia, and Hong Kong, respectively. Sam Mowe ‘07, a religious major from Portland, Ore., recipient of a Fulbright research grant, is studying the construction of a Buddhist pilgrimage site in Lumbini, Nepal.
Established by Congress in 1946, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is considered the country's leading educational exchange program. Each year, more than 1,000 American students in more than 100 fields of study are offered grants to study, teach English, and conduct research in more than 120 countries.