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Hunter Named Top Fulbright Producer

For the third consecutive year, Hunter College has been named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the nation's top producers of U.S. Fulbright students among national master's institutions.

Hunter joined 13 other universities recognized by The Chronicle for their excellent showing during the 2011-2012 awards cycle. The College tied with several other national master's institutions in receiving 4 student Fulbright awards.

Results appeared in The Chronicle's October 24 issue.

The Hunter awardees will be serving on three continents. They are:
2011 -12

  • Nadia Augustyniak: Sri Lanka
  • Maria Barbo: Spain
  • Neil Garry: Korea  
  • Hanan Tabbara: Jordan  
  • Janie Thomas: Brazil


  • Maria Arettines is an English teaching assistant at the university level in Cyprus.                             
  • Heidi Exline is working at the Punjab Agriculture University in India, analyzing data on malnutrition and hunger and focusing on issues of food security.      
  • Lauren Vriens is exploring how youth and women entrepreneurs play important roles in the socio-economics of Bahrain.

The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. Almost 1,700 American students, artists and young professionals in more than 100 different fields of study were offered Fulbright Program grants to study, teach English, and conduct research in over 140 countries beginning this fall.

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