A record-breaking number of six U.S. Student Fulbright award recipients from Nazareth College have placed the institution in the number one spot (in the Master’s Institutions category) of the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Students, 2012–13 list. Nazareth is tied for first with Saint Edward’s University and the University of Portland.
“It is an honor for the College, and a reflection of our overall academic excellence, to be a top producer of U.S. Fulbright students once again,” said Nazareth College President Daan Braveman. “With a record-breaking number of six recipients this year and 17 awards in the past five years, Nazareth is a leader among the top colleges of our size in the country. We are very proud of our students who have taken part in the Fulbright program.”
"Every year, it is such a pleasure to work with the Fulbright candidates,” said Professor of English and Fulbright Program Advisor Mark Madigan. “But, I’d also like to recognize the Fulbright Campus Committee. The Fulbright application process is intense and the applicants rely on the committee, which is made up of four additional Nazareth professors, to help them review and rework their essays and applications. The committee volunteers countless hours to the process and we are so grateful to them for their commitment to Nazareth’s Fulbright program.”
The members of the 2012–13 Fulbright Campus Committee were Professor and Chair of Philosophy Scott Campbell, Ph.D; Associate Professor of Spanish Hilda Chacon, Ph.D; Professor of Mathematics Heather Lewis, Ph.D; Mark Madigan, Ph.D; and Professor and Chair of English Joseph Viera, Ph.D.
The 2012–13 Student Fulbright recipients are: Liam Connolly of Stratham, N.H.; Hannah East of Williamson, N.Y.; Katie McFarland of North Tonawanda, N.Y.; Julie Saltrelli of Rochester, N.Y.; Maria Seewaldt of Warsaw, N.Y.; and Jessica Tette of Livonia, N.Y. In the last five years, there have been 17 Fulbrights awarded to Nazareth College students.
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 fifty years ago.
Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.