Students named Fulbright Scholars for 2014-2015

This year's notable scholars include, left to right, Blaire Butler, Alex Masi, Preston Oliver, Lavina Ranjan, Caitlin McAteer, Barrington Hwang and Taylor Slack

This year’s notable scholars include, left to right, Blaire Butler, Alex Masi, Preston Oliver, Lavina Ranjan, Caitlin McAteer, Barrington Hwang and Taylor Slack

Several graduating TCU students were recently notified they are recipients of a Fulbright U.S. Student award for 2014-2015:

• Blaire Butler is a senior Finance major from Dallas. A member of the John V. Roach Honors College, she will have a business internship in Mexico.

• Barrington Hwang, Dallas senior, is receiving a triple degree in Chemistry, Biology and Economics. He will be teaching English in Taiwan.

• Alexandra Masi from Deerfield Beach, Florida, has a double major in Modern Dance and Religion. She will use her Fulbright-Nehru Research Grant at a university in India, clarifying the role of dance and religious environmentalism in developing a culture of ecological responsibility.

• Caitlin McAteer from Westminster, Colorado, will teach English in Morocco. She is an Anthropology major and member of John V. Roach Honors College.

• Preston Oliver is a Dallas native, Finance major and member of John V. Roach Honors College. He will teach English in Macau.

• Taylor Slack of Shreveport, Louisiana, will teach English in Malaysia. She has majored in Entrepreneurial Management and is also a John V. Roach Honors College student.

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. Roughly 1,600 U.S. students, 4,000 foreign students, 1,200 U.S. scholars, and 900 visiting scholars receive awards, in addition to several hundred teachers and professionals.

Approximately 310,000 “Fulbrighters” have participated in the Program since its inception in 1946. Currently, the Fulbright Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide.

A seventh graduating senior, Lavina Ranjan, has been notified she is the recipient of a Princeton in Africa Fellowship and will teach Biology, Chemistry and Physics to 11-14-year-olds in Botswana.