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3 CHASS Students, 1 Faculty Member Receive Fulbright Awards

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Three students and one faculty member from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are the recipients of prestigious Fulbright awards for the 2023-24 academic year. 

Fulbright awards are granted to undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates for research, study or English teaching abroad.

The three student recipients, their degrees, destinations and study plans are:

  • Amadu Barrie graduated with an MFA in creative writing. He received a creative arts award to the Netherlands.
  • Grace Dodge graduated with degrees in Spanish and political science with a concentration in international politics and a minor in economics. She received an English teaching assistantship to Mexico.
  • Kay Tychus graduated with a degree in English with a concentration in rhetoric and composition. She received an English teaching assistantship to Rwanda. 

The faculty member awardee is:

  • Nora Haenn is an anthropology and international studies professor and affiliate faculty with the Genetic Engineering and Society Center. She received the award to conduct research at El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Chetumal, Mexico. For more information about Haenn and her work, visit her faculty page

The college’s Fulbright recipients are among the 11 students and seven faculty members from NC State selected for the award. In turn, NC is one of only 12 colleges and universities named a Fulbright top-producing institution.

As such, NC State has been recognized as one of the universities with the highest number of students, faculty and administrators selected for the Fulbright U.S. Student and Fulbright U.S. Scholar Programs. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs recently made the announcement.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international academic exchange program. Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided over 400,000 talented and accomplished students, scholars, teachers, artists and professionals of all backgrounds with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research abroad.