Two University of Redlands students receive Fulbright Awards
The awards bring the total to 17 for the University since 2008
REDLANDS April 30, 2014 – Kailey DeBoi and Kyle Van de Bittner recently celebrated their graduation from the University of Redlands and have also been selected as 2014 Fulbright Scholars. The Fulbright Program is a highly competitive, merit-based grant for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946. The recent University of Redlands graduates will teach in Germany and conduct research in New Zealand respectively.
Kailey DeBoi a double major in global business and German, with a minor in mathematics will work in Germany as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant. Kailey will be located in the state of Baden Wurttemberg. In 2012, DeBoi traveled to Berlin, Germany, for intensive study of the German language on a University of Redlands Schroeder Summer Language Scholarship. Following her Fulbright she will be seeking a management position with a global corporation.
Kyle Van de Bittner a double major in biochemistry and molecular biology will conduct research at Canterbury University, Christ’s Church in South Island, New Zealand. He will work in both the biology and chemistry programs to assess the presence of the anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac in surface waters and in fish tissue. He intends to pursue a PhD degree in biochemical toxicology.
The University of Redlands has twice been named by the Fulbright Commission as one of the nation’s top producers for Fulbright awards. Among more than 1,000 participating institutions, approximately 30 universities and colleges are selected for this award each year.