University of Portland
04-07-2004
Contact: John Furey

Three University of Portland students awarded Fulbrights to study overseas

Three University of Portland students have been awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholarships to study in Germany and Austria, according to language professor Laura McLary.

The Fulbright winners are Kristen McGillivray, of Grants Pass, a senior English and German studies major, who will be working as a Fulbright English language teaching assistant in Germany; Sam Barbara, of Medford, a senior music major with a minor in German, who will work as a Fulbright English language teaching assistant in Germany; and Jared Frye, a senior philosophy and German studies major, who will work as a Fulbright English language teaching assistant in Austria.

All three Fulbright winners are members of the 2001-2002 class that studied in the University’s Salzburg program.

Six German language students from the University have won Fulbrights, including Manny Duenas, a 2003 graduate, Jennifer Cournia, a 2001 graduate, and Shawn Baxter, a 1995 graduate.

The United States Fulbright program began in 1946 after World War II, to “assist in the development of friendly, sympathetic and peaceful relations between the United States and other counties of the world” through the exchange of students, scholars and professionals. The program operates in over 140 countries worldwide.

For more information contact Laura McLary at (503) 943-7255 or mclary@up.edu.

The University of Portland is an independently governed Catholic university guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross. U.S. News & World Report ranks the institution as one of the top ten regional universities in the West. It is the only school in Oregon to offer a College of Arts & Sciences, a graduate school, and nationally accredited programs in the schools of business, education, engineering, and nursing.

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