Three students from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) have been awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholarships to study, research and teach abroad for the 2017-18 academic year. Nathan Martin, Carmen Calhoun and Marya Fancey were selected by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Recipients of the Fulbright awards are chosen based on their academic and professional achievement, record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields.
“We congratulate these outstanding students for their hard work,” said UNCG Provost Dana Dunn. “To receive this prestigious award is a tremendous achievement. At UNCG, we have a rich history of building global connections and international service; Nathan, Carmen and Marya continue that legacy. They are exceptional examples of our commitment to opportunity and excellence.”
- Nathan Martin (Master of Music, Music Education): Fulbright Award to Germany in English Education.
- Carmen Calhoun (Master of Arts, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures): Fulbright Award to Brazil to teach English.
- Marya Fancey (Doctor of Musical Arts, Music Performance/Instrumental): Fulbright Award to Poland in Historical Music Performance.
Martin, Calhoun and Fancey are among 1,900 U.S. citizens who will conduct research, teach English and provide expertise abroad for the 2017-18 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Fulbrighters address critical global challenges in all areas while building relationships, knowledge and leadership in support of the long-term interests of the United States. Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in many fields, including 57 who have been awarded the Nobel Prize, 82 who have received Pulitzer Prizes and 37 who have served as a head of state or government.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has given more than 370,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists and scientists the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.