Denison students earn international program scholarships
Posted: June 30, 2011
Six Denison University students recently were named as recipients of international scholarships for teaching and learning.
Four 2011 graduates have been honored as Fulbright scholars. In 1946, the Fulbright Program was established as an international education exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. According to its website, the program is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” Denison’s four Fulbright scholars for 2011 are listed below.
Sean Beebe ’11, of St. Louis, will be serving as a French Government English Teaching Assistant in France. Beebe graduated from Denison with a double major in French and history.
Callan Hetterich ’11, of Denver, was selected as an English Teaching Assistant in Columbia. Hetterich holds a degree in Spanish and economics from Denison.
Zachary Nixon ’11, of Kirkwood, Mo., holds a degree in German and economics from Denison, and was selected as a Pädagogischer Austauschdienst English Teaching Assistant in Germany for 2011-12.
Peter Zambon ’11 of Rhinelander, Wis., also will serve as a Pädagogischer Austauschdienst English Teaching Assistant in Germany for 2011-12. At Denison, Zambon was a double major in German and Spanish.
Critical Language Scholarship institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students.
Chelsea McGill ’12, of Hamilton, Ohio, was awarded a prestigious Critical Language Scholarship to study Bengali in Bangladesh during the summer of 2011. McGill is a sociology/anthropology major. When she returns to Denison in the fall, McGill plans to volunteer at a children’s language class offered by the Central Ohio Bengali Cultural Association in Columbus to continue to practice the language.
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to recruit, prepare and retain effective teachers for the students and schools who need them most. Fellows attend enriched, school-based master’s-level teacher education programs, complemented by intensive mentoring during the first three years of teaching at high-need urban and rural schools.
Jacob Shafer ’11, of Columbus, Ohio, a recent graduate with a double major in mathematics and educational studies, has been awarded the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship. This $30,000 award carries admission into a master’s program in education and is awarded only to students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement, and the cultivation of independent thinking.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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