A record six Auburn graduates awarded the Fulbright Scholarship

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AUBURN, Ala. –  Six Auburn University graduates will serve as English Teaching Assistants in five countries around the world as awardees of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.

This is the first time in the history of the university that six Auburn students have received Fulbright Scholarships from the celebrated educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government.

The recipients and their prospective countries are as follows: 

Sarah Pitts, Birmingham – Colombia. Pitts is a 2017 Honors College graduate in the College of Liberal Arts earning a double bachelor’s degree in English literature and Spanish with a minor in political science.

Alyssa Patterson, Mobile – Taiwan. Patterson is a 2018 graduate in the College of Education earning a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a minor in philanthropy and nonprofit studies. 

Kayla Frey, Huntsville – Poland. Frey is a spring 2018 graduate in the College of Sciences and Mathematics earning a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences and a minor in philanthropy and nonprofit studies.

Hayley Carter, Mobile – Honduras. Carter is a 2018 graduate in the College of Human Sciences with a bachelor’s degree in global studies and a minor in business. 

Katie Kirk, Little Texas, Alabama – Germany. Kirk is a spring 2018 graduate in the College of Liberal Arts earning a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and minors in German and English. 

Amanda Darnell, Huntsville – Germany. Darnell is a spring 2018 College of Liberal Arts graduate earning dual bachelor’s degrees in German and Spanish, with electives in linguistics and three additional languages. 

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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