UMW Biology Professor Receives Fulbright Grant

Professor Dianne Baker

Dianne Baker, associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Mary Washington, has been selected to receive a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. Baker will conduct research at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Oslo, Norway beginning in January 2015. … [Read more...]

UMW Named Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars

(from left): UMW graduates Peter Hawes, Michaela Sands and Aubrey Elliott  received Fulbright grants for 2013-2014.

The University of Mary Washington is one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright scholars, according to a recent list in the Chronicle of Higher Education. … [Read more...]

UMW Graduates Continue Prestigious Fulbright Tradition

(from left): UMW graduates Peter Hawes, Michaela Sands and Aubrey Elliott  received Fulbright grants for 2013-2014.

For three recent University of Mary Washington alumni, the next year will be one of travel, teaching, and learning a new culture. Aubrey Elliott, Peter Hawes and Michaela Sands, all 2012 graduates, are the 11th, 12th and 13th students, respectively, to receive prestigious U.S. Fulbright grants in the university’s history. The scholarships continue a tradition of Fulbright awards over the past six years. “This is our best showing ever, providing further evidence that UMW’s students are among the best in the nation,” said Nabil Al-Tikriti, associate professor of history. “We also should congratulate the campus Fulbright committee of Patricia Reynolds, Melina Patterson, Rosemary Jesionowski and Dianne Baker for their hard work in advising Aubrey, Michaela and Peter in the application process.” Aubrey Elliott Through the Fulbright, Elliott will spend eight months in Turkey as an English teaching assistant. “I’m really looking forward to learning a new language, teaching … [Read more...]

UMW Graduates Receive Fulbright Scholarships

Eric Halsey (right) and Peter Wingrove are recipients of 2012-2013 Fulbright grants

University of Mary Washington graduates Eric Halsey and Peter Wingrove have been selected to receive U.S. Fulbright grants for 2012-2013. They become the ninth and 10th students, respectively, to receive the prestigious awards in the university’s history. “The Fulbright committee is extremely proud of Eric and Peter’s accomplishments and wish them well in all their future pursuits,” said Nabil Al-Tikriti, associate professor of history. “Mary Washington has now had eight winners in the past five years, and looks forward to several more in the future.” Eric Halsey Through the Fulbright, Eric Halsey will study nationalism theory and Balkan history at Sofia University in Bulgaria. He will work with the history department at the university to research the policies of Alexander Stambolinski’s government from 1919 to 1923 and will take intensive Bulgarian language courses. Halsey, a native of Herndon, Va., currently is a student at Central European University in Budapest and plans to … [Read more...]