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UA named Fulbright Top Producer

The University of Alabama was recently recognized as a “Top Producing Institution” for Fulbright U.S. Student Awards. Fifteen students from the school received Fulbright Award offers for 2022-2023 cohort.

Fulbright is the most prestigious United States international exchange program, offering opportunities for students, scholars and professionals. The program chooses around 1,500 award winners from over 11,000 applicants annually.

“The University of Alabama is proud to be honored as a Fulbright Top Producer yet again, a designation that speaks to the ambition and aptitude of our students and the caliber of our faculty,” said UA President Stuart R. Bell. “We’re grateful for the influence of the Capstone International Center and the leadership of Dr. Teresa Wise and her staff in preparing the next generation of global leaders.”

Wise, associate provost of international education and global outreach, spoke about the program.

“UA is educating top-quality students who develop both the passion and the skills to transform and impact communities in the U.S. and around the world,” she said. “As they embark on the unique Fulbright opportunity to teach, learn, research, and grow both personally and professionally, we are enormously proud of each of them.”

The students who received Fulbright Award offers in this year’s national competition from the University of Alabama are: Judson Braly (Kenya), Mathew Cieśla (Poland), Andrew Deaton (Czech Republic), Ihuoma Ezebuihe (Nigeria), Nicholas Hayes (Germany), Sarah Homoky (Germany), Lauren L’Etang (Mexico), John “Jack” Lombardo (Germany), Tegan Murrell (Norway), Marie Neubrander (Taiwan), Wesley Clay Richmond (Germany), Channler Dakota Smith (Taiwan), Samuel Watson (South Korea), Bryan Winkler (Spain) and Leona Yeager (Mongolia).

The school has been recognized for the achievement six out of the past eight years.

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.

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