Senior Jeremy Rios selected for Fulbright

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Jeremy Rios, a senior Russian major from Philadelphia, Pa., has been selected for a 2014-2015 Fulbright Award for an English Teaching Assistantship in Andorra. He will represent the U.S. as a cultural ambassador while overseas, helping to enhance mutual understanding between Americans and the people in Andorra.

Selection for the Fulbright Student Program emphasizes leadership potential, academic and professional excellence, and commitment to mutual understanding.

Three other seniors and a recent alumna were named Fulbright finalists earlier this year and are awaiting notification. Recipients of the awards will continue to be notified over the course of the spring. In 2011, Sewanee was recognized by the Fulbright Program as a leading producer of students earning the awards. Last spring three Sewanee students from the class of 2013 were awarded Fulbrights, and are spending this year in Russia, Turkey and Honduras.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.

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