Willamette Among Top Producers of Fulbright Scholars

For the second year in a row, Willamette University is among the top producers of 2008-09 U.S. Fulbright Fellows, according to a recent announcement by the Fulbright Program that was highlighted in an Oct. 24 article in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Four students and alumni from Willamette won Fulbright awards for 2008-09, making Willamette one of just three Oregon schools in the listing of top universities. Fifteen Willamette students and alumni have received Fulbright grants in the past five years.

This year's winners are Cassandra Farrin '05, who is pursuing a degree in religious studies in the United Kingdom; Paige Folsom '06, who is teaching English in Argentina; Lucas Nebert '08, who is studying soil biodiversity in the Netherlands; and Tye Sundlee '08, who is helping develop strategies for allocation of health care resources in Ukraine. Under the Fulbright program, about 1,500 American students were offered grants to study, teach English or conduct research in more than 125 countries.

The Fulbright competition is administered at Willamette through Monique Bourque, director of Student Academic Grants and Awards. To learn more, contact her at or (503) 370-6607.