*Four recent alumni put Whitman in top 25 of bachelor’s degree-granting institutions

WALLA WALLA, Wash.— Four Whitman students won Fulbright awards in 2006-2007, earning the college a top spot in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Fulbright rankings for the year.

The Fulbright Program recently released a list of American colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright Fellows in 2006-2007. Whitman is ranked No. 21 on the list of bachelor’s degree-granting institutions.

The four students who put Whitman on the chart are currently scattered across the globe from Chile to West Africa. Elisabeth Carr ’05, a magna cum laude graduate in foreign languages and literatures (Spanish), is serving as a teaching assistant in Chile; Amy Ferris ’06, a cum laude graduate in anthropology with honors, is conducting research in Senegal, West Africa; Rebecca Hartwell ’06, a magna cum laude graduate in politics-environmental studies with honors, is teaching in Malaysia; and Lindsay Satterlund ’06, a cum laude graduate in German studies, is a teaching assistant in Germany.

The Fulbright Program at Whitman is administrated by the Grants and Fellowships Office, Reid Campus Center 222. Julia Davis is advisor of the Whitman Fellows Program that includes the Fulbright Program. She can be reached at (509) 527-5184 or at davisj@whitman.edu.

Established by Congress in 1946, the Fulbright Student Program is considered the flagship of America’s educational exchange programs. This year, nearly 1,300 American students in more than 100 fields of study received Fulbright grants to study, teach English and conduct research in approximately 120 countries throughout the world.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program seeks to equip future American leaders with the skills they will need to thrive in an increasingly global environment by providing funding for one academic year of study or research abroad, to be conducted after graduation from an accredited university.

Students receiving awards for the current academic year applied through 532 different colleges and universities. More information is available at the Fulbright Program website at www.fulbrightonline.org/us.

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CONTACT: Lenel Parish, Whitman College News Service, (509) 527-5156

Email: parishlj@whitman.edu