Two Clemson grads awarded Fulbrights
Dorothy Behre and Julianne Garner, members of the class of 2013, have been awarded Fulbright grants to travel abroad as English teaching assistants.
Behre, of Charleston, received a degree in English and Chinese, and Garner, of Verona, N.J., received a dual degree in secondary education and history.
“In many ways winning a Fulbright Grant is akin to a national championship in sports,” said Stephen Wainscott, Clemson’s representative to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. “Clemson students are competing against the best and the brightest college students in the country, and the ratio of applications submitted to the number of grants awarded is often greater than 10-to-1.”
Behre will travel to Taiwan. A member of the Calhoun Honors College and Phi Beta Kappa, she studied British literature on a Duckenfield Scholarship at the University of Oxford, and studied abroad in China, France and Germany.
Garner will travel to South Korea. She was a member of the Calhoun Honors College and has toured Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece and Egypt.
English teaching assistants help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. Since 2008, 10 Clemson students have received Fulbright grants for study, research or English-language teaching in eight different countries.