Three students receive Fulbright Awards

Students will research and teach in Japan and Spain

April 20, 2012—University of Redlands students Kevin Jamison, Ricardo Anzar and Emily Brown have been selected as Fulbright scholars from the University and will travel to Japan and Spain this summer to conduct research and teach, respectively. In addition, Joanna Lalas has been chosen as an alternate Fulbright scholarship recipient to teach in Malaysia.

This year’s recipients continue the strong showing of Fulbright scholars at Redlands, which has sent students abroad on such scholarships each year for the past five.

University of Redlands Business Administration Professor Jack Osborn, who assists interested students in the application process for a Fulbright, said, “When you compare our ratio of applicants to awards, Redlands is highly competitive with the major research institutions.”

Anzar, who is the first member of the University’s Pi Chi fraternity to receive a Fulbright scholarship, will teach in Spain. Anzar excels in the classroom where he majored in Spanish and Latin American Studies but also is an outstanding athlete, part of the University’s Track and Field team.

Brown, who is pursuing a degree in Global Business and Spanish, will be teaching students in Spain for her Fulbright grant. She is extremely involved in the University as a tutor in the School of Business and as an assistant at the office of Alumni Relations. Jamison, a Global Business and Asian Studies graduate was awarded a Fulbright to do research in Japan.

Twelve Redlands students have been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in the last five years. This is the first year that both Japanese and Spanish language programs have Fulbright students, which Osborn says speaks incredibly well for these language program at Redlands.

Approximately 310,000 "Fulbrighters," 116,900 from the United States and 192,800 from other countries, have participated in the program since its inception over sixty years ago. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 new grants annually.

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