An Austin College Record
Five Austin College graduating seniors and a 2009 graduate were awarded Fulbright grants this spring in the English Teaching Assistant Program, an Austin College record number awarded in one year, according to Fulbright program advisor Patrick Duffey, dean of Humanities.
English teaching assistants increase foreign students’ English language abilities and knowledge of the United States and are integrated into the host community, which improves their own foreign language skills and knowledge of the host country.
The five 2011 graduates and their assignments are Christiana Bay, South Korea; Cameron Behal, South Korea; Erin Sweeney, Croatia; Matthew Varvir, South Korea; and Katherine Wilshusen, Germany. Read more about the students in “The Many Faces of Success.”
Miles Vaughn ’09, who has spent the past two years with Teach For America at Capitol High Academy in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will spend the year in Colombia.
Additionally, Frank McStay II ’11 is an alternate in the Germany program.