Micia Clemmons, who completed her master’s degree in 2014 in the School of Media Arts & Studies specializing in Public Media, was awarded a Fulbright scholarship for 2015-16. Her award will take her to South Korea, where she will teach English. Micia also earned her BSC in Media Arts & Studies. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Ohio University was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as a top producer of 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Students. With 10 Fulbright recipients named from the University this year, OHIO placed on the list with fellow research institutions such as Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, Boston College and Stanford University.
“Ohio University takes great pride in our students’ continued success in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program,” said Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis. “Our standing as a top-producer of Fulbright students is a reflection of OHIO’s academic strength and our commitment to global education. Our faculty and staff strongly support personal development through the pursuit of diverse international opportunities. We are proud of our Fulbright awardees and thankful for the many ways that their experiences will contribute to broader perspectives, greater understanding and transformative learning in our community and communities around the world.”
The Fulbright competition is administered through the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards (ONCA) in the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University. The U.S. Student Fulbright Scholarship Program provides grant funding for undergraduate and graduate students to study abroad to conduct research, teach English as a foreign language or further creative activities and performing arts training. Thirty-five applicants competed for awards in 2014-15, a University record.
Staff Reports by Jennifer Krisch