Trinity College is among 20 colleges and universities in the country to be named a Top Producer for both the Fulbright U.S. Student and Fulbright U.S. Scholar programs for 2019–20.
Each year, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces the top producing institutions for the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. The Chronicle of Higher Education publishes the lists annually. Last year, Trinity was a Top Producer for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program and was tied for the highest number of awards to any baccalaureate institution in the nation. This is the fifth time since 2008 that Trinity has been named a Top Producer for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Anne Lundberg, director of fellowships and adviser for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program at Trinity, said, “Fulbright has a reputation and a prestige that reflects well on the kind of teaching that we’re doing and the opportunities that Trinity students have. The faculty, staff, and administrators are very supportive and invested in helping students succeed.”
Two faculty members—Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Religious Studies Timothy R. Landry and Hobart Professor of Classical Languages Gary Reger—and four recent graduates—Elizabeth Patino ’19, Mya Peters ’18, Mariyann Soulemane ’19, and Maria Warns ’19—were selected for Fulbright awards for 2019–20.
“Being named a Top Producer for both the Fulbright U.S. Scholar and the U.S. Student programs is a distinct honor,” said Acting Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sonia Cardenas. “It’s also consistent with Trinity College’s mission of preparing bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. To transform the world, one has to be immersed in it. Indeed, Trinity is a globally engaged community of students, faculty, and alumni. We are immensely proud of our Fulbright students and scholars—global ambassadors for the power of a liberal arts education.”