Eight Recent OU Grads Awarded Fulbright Grants for 2018-2019

June 20, 2018

The College of International Studies is proud to announce that eight recent University of Oklahoma graduates have been awarded Fulbright grants for the 2018-2019 academic year! Established in 1946 and funded through the US State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program is one of the country’s most prestigious grants funding study, research and teaching abroad. The stated goal of the program is “to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries,” by promoting cultural exchange and the study of international issues.

 

“Fulbright grants are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, achievement and leadership potential,” explains Bushra Asif, the Fulbright program advisor here at OU. “These eight grants are a testament to our outstanding student body and the university.”

 

This year’s awardees graduated from OU with a wide range of majors. Some plan to teach English abroad, while others will spend the year conducting research or completing internships. In addition to those profiled below, six other OU grads were named as alternates, meaning they may be offered an award if funding becomes available. The alternates are Luke Bartz, Erin Donnelly, Erik Flom, Dominic Granello, Nour Kayali and Jeffrey Terry.

 

“We are very proud of our students and their talent and hard work, which enabled them to receive these prestigious grants,” says Asif. “We wish these students all the success in their future academic journey.”

 

Read on for a little more about our Fulbright winners and their exciting plans!

 

 

Nickolas Aguilera

Home: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Graduated: 2014

Bachelor’s Degree: International Studies

Fulbright Project: Nickolas will spend the 2018-2019 school year as an English Teaching Assistant in Spain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blake Barrett

Home: Oologah, Oklahoma

Graduated: 2016

Bachelor’s Degree: Journalism

Fulbright Project: Blake will spend the 2018-2019 school year as an English Teaching Assistant in Israel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marisa Brumfield

Home: Norman, Oklahoma

Graduated: 2016

Bachelor’s Degree: Environmental Sustainability

Fulbright Project: Marisa will spend the 2018-2019 school year as an English Teaching Assistant in Spain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casey Cai

Home: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Graduated: 2018

Bachelor’s Degree: Mathematics and Biology

Fulbright Project: Casey will be conducting computational biology research at the Princess Maxima Center for Pediatric Oncology in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holly Crawford

Home: Clarinda, Iowa

Graduated: 2018

Bachelor’s Degree: International Business and Entrepreneurship

Fulbright Project: Holly will be pursuing a Binational Internship in Mexico.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashlynne Macnee

Home: Arlington, Texas

Graduated: 2018

Bachelor’s Degree: Microbiology and Chinese

Fulbright Project: Ashlynne will be conducting research at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mitchel McCormick

Home: Ardmore, Oklahoma

Graduated: 2018

Bachelor’s Degree: Latin American Studies

Fulbright Project: Mitchel will be pursuing a Binational Internship in Mexico.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carlee Wright

Home: Norman, Oklahoma

Graduated: 2018

Bachelor’s Degree: International Studies

Fulbright Project: Carlee will spend the 2018-2019 school year as an English Teaching Assistant in South Korea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you an OU student or recent grad interested in applying for a Fulbright? Please visit the Fulbright page on the CIS website for more details. The deadline to apply for 2019-2020 is September 10, 2018.

 

 

 

 

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