Rhodes Recognized as a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for 2021-2022

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Rhodes College is included on the list of more than 125 U.S. colleges and universities that have sent the most Fulbright U.S. Scholars and Students to study and work abroad in the 2021-2022 academic year. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s highly prestigious international educational exchange program, and each year the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces the top producing institutions in the program.

Those from Rhodes selected for Fulbright awards for 2021-2022 include Dr. Cara Djonko-Moore, associate professor of educational studies, who received a Fulbright Global Scholar Program Award to Finland and Canada to explore multicultural teacher education. Dr. David Mason, an associate professor in the Media Studies Program, is the recipient of a Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship. The distinguished Fulbright award will allow him to conduct research from May 2022 through January 2023 for his project, titled “Theatre In North India.”

Rhodes also has a solid track record with Fulbright student awards. Katherine Polster ’21 received the Fulbright Student Award to teach English in Taiwan in 2021, and a list of past student winners from Rhodes can be found on the Post-Graduate Scholarships website.

“Rhodes celebrates its long tradition of producing Fulbright grantees, whose significant contributions across multiple disciplines have addressed complex scholarly issues and brought novel analysis to real-world challenges. We take immense pride in this record of achievement,” says Interim President Carroll Stevens.

The Fulbright Program was established more than 75 years ago to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. It is active in more than 160 countries worldwide and partners with participating governments, host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States.

Story updated March 24, 2022.