Students earn Fulbright scholarships

Sean Duffie and Rikki Brown received Fulbright scholarships.
Sean Duffie and Rikki Brown received Fulbright scholarships.
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Two students at Grand Valley have received Fulbright scholarships to serve as teaching assistants overseas. Another student was named an alternate.

Rikki Brown, of West Olive, and Sean Duffie, of Brighton, earned Student Fulbright Scholarships and will teach English classes in Russia and Spain, respectively. Shaynon Munn of Grand Rapids was named an alternate and could teach classes in Rwanda.

The Student Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The Fulbright Teaching Assistantships program is highly competitive as only 68 national grants were awarded to students to teach in Spain, 20 for Russia and two for Rwanda.

Brown is a Russian studies major and a Frederik Meijer Honors College student. After fulfilling her Fulbright year, Brown will attend Georgetown University to pursue a master's degree.

Duffie is a double major in Spanish-secondary education and group social sciences. Following his Fulbright year, he plans to teach at the secondary level.

GVSU students interested in applying for Fulbright scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year can contact Amanda Cuevas, director of the Office of Fellowships, at cuevasam@gvsu.edu or x13219.