Category: NSO Student Features

Record-breaking 11 VCU scholars receive Fulbright awards

Monday, June 20, 2016 By Patrick Kane University Public Affairs 804-828-2217 kanepm@vcu.edu By Noel van Aartrijk National Scholarship Office, Honors College 804-828-6868 natlscholar@vcu.edu A record 11 Virginia Commonwealth University scholars have received U.S. Fulbright Student Program awards for the 2016-2017 academic year. This represents the largest group of recipients from VCU in a single year accepted to this nationally […]

Eleven VCU Students and Alumni Receive 2016-2017 Fulbright Awards

May 2016 Eleven VCU alumni have received U.S. Fulbright Student Program awards for the 2016-2017 academic year. This is the largest group of recipients from VCU in a single year. Four recipients have been awarded English Teaching Assistantship grants and seven have been awarded research grants. Three recipients are graduating this May, and eight are […]

Fulbright Recipient Spotlight: Maya Chesley, ETA, Panama

Maya Chesley, from Chesapeake, Virginia, received her bachelor’s degree in Biology and Spanish from VCU in 2015. During her time at VCU, she was a member of the Honors College and was involved with VERDE and the Poictesme Literary Journal. Chesley will be teaching English in Panama as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. After her Fulbright […]

Fulbright Recipient Spotlight: Kaelne Koorn, Art History, Mexico

Kaelne Koorn, from Virginia Beach, Virginia, received her Bachelor of Arts in art history and Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography degrees from VCU in 2015. During her Fulbright year, Koorn will be studying the Asian marketplace in the colonial Plaza Mayor of Mexico City and its contribution to the development of a unique and […]

Fulbright Recipient Spotlight: Charlie Perris, ETA, Germany

Charles “Charlie” Perris, from Montclair, New Jersey, will receive his bachelor’s degree in history from VCU in May. Charles will be teaching English in Germany as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. What is your research focus or proposal for your Fulbright award? I have proposed a curriculum of English-teaching through the use of American and […]

Fulbright Recipient Spotlight: Erin Coggins, ETA, Bulgaria

Erin Coggins, from Alexandria, Virginia, received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from VCU in 2014. While at VCU, Coggins was involved with the Outdoor Adventure Program and the Global Education Office. Coggins will be teaching English in Bulgaria as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. After her Fulbright year, Coggins will pursue her graduate degree in international development. […]

Fulbright Recipient Spotlight: Dylan Halpern, Graphic Design and Urban Planning, Brazil

Dylan Halpern, from Fairfax, Virginia, received his bachelor’s of fine arts degree in graphic design from VCU in 2015. Halpern will be studying urban planning in São Paulo, Brazil with support of his Fulbright research grant. After his Fulbright year, Halpern plans to pursue further graduate education in the realm of digital or connected urbanism. […]

Fulbright Recipient Spotlight: Ellen Korcovelos, Bioinformatics, Canada

Ellen Korcovelos, from Richmond, Virginia, will receive her bachelor’s of science degree in bioinformatics from VCU in May. With the support of her Fulbright research grant, Korcovelos will be studying the linguistic variation between individuals with dementia and those without cognitive decay at the University of Toronto. After her Fulbright year, Korcovelos will return to […]

Fulbright Recipient Spotlight: Shannon Laribo, Sociology, United Kingdom

Shannon Laribo, from Charleston, South Carolina, received her bachelor’s of arts degree in film and bachelor’s of science degree in sociology from VCU in 2014. With the support of her Fulbright grant, Laribo will be pursuing her master’s degree at an institution in the United Kingdom. After she graduates, Laribo plans to work as a […]

Fulbright Recipient Spotlight: Levester Williams, Sculpture, South Africa

Levester Williams, from Lasing, Michigan, will receive his master’s of fine art in sculpture and extended media from VCU in May. With the support of his Fulbright award, Williams will explore the role of identity, memory and community in the urban landscape through the critical lens of art in Johannesburg. South Africa. Williams has proposed […]