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Two Nazareth College Students Recognized in Prestigious 2017-18 Fulbright Awards

Published May 18, 2017

The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has selected Natalie Burrows and Katrina Karlsons as recipients of the 2017-2018 U.S. Junior Fulbright award. In the past five years, there have been 15 Fulbrights awarded to Nazareth College students.

Burrows '17, of Penfield, N.Y., is a music major who has been granted a Fulbright award to teach English in Germany.

Katrina Karlsons '17G, a graduate student in inclusive early childhood education, has also been selected as a Fulbright scholar to teach English in Lithuania.

In the past five years, there have been 16 Fulbrights awarded to Nazareth College students. In February 2017, the Chronicle of Higher Education recognized Nazareth among the top producers of Fulbright U.S. student awards in its category of master's institutions. This is the 15th consecutive year that Nazareth College has had one or more U.S. Student Fulbright Scholar award winners.

“Our success is due to both the excellence of our student recipients and the support they receive from our faculty and staff,” says Nazareth College Fulbright Program Advisor Mark Madigan, “I thank the college administration for its support of our Fulbright program.”

Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program’s objective is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the rest of the world. Sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program is America’s flagship international education exchange. Approximately 279,500 “Fulbrights,” 105,400 from the United States and 174,100 from other countries, have participated in the Program since its inception more than 50 years ago.

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Julie Long, Nazareth Chief Public Relations Officer: 585-389-2456;

Nazareth Fulbright Program webpage

Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y., challenges and supports 2,200 undergrads and 700 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon arts and sciences core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.