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05/16/2017

Winthrop Senior Honored With Fulbright Award to Study in Thailand

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 Anne Cushman, an English major from Raleigh, North Carolina, is one of more than 1,900 American citizens who will study, conduct research, and teach abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
 Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields.

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Anne Cushman
ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Winthrop University senior Anne Cushman has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award for an English Teaching Assistantship for the 2017-18 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Cushman, an English major from Raleigh, North Carolina, is one of more than 1,900 American citizens who will study, conduct research, and teach abroad in this next year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields.

In her four years at Winthrop, Cushman has excelled in Winthrop’s Honors Program; maintained a steady presence on both the Dean’s List and President’s List; and served as a peer mentor, secretary of the Iota Mu chapter of Sigma Tau Delta national English honor society, co-captain of the women’s soccer team, and a member of the Student- Athlete Advisory Council. After her year of teaching in Thailand, Cushman plans to attend graduate school to continue her studies of English literature and composition.

“Anne Cushman is exactly the kind of young woman we would want to represent Winthrop,” said Gloria Jones, dean of University College. “She is smart, polite, athletically gifted, a recognized leader, and is quite humble. We are very proud of her many accomplishments and are delighted that her work with Leslie Bickford, director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards (ONCA), has yielded this recognition for her and the university and has given her this unique opportunity.”

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is administered through ONCA. Students interested in finding out more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program should visit the ONCA website or contact Bickford at onca@winthrop.edu.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 370,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Students, artists and early career professionals in more than 100 different fields of study were offered Fulbright Program grants this year to study, teach English, and conduct research annually in more than 140 countries throughout the world.

For more information, contact Judy Longshaw, news and media services manager, at 803/323-2404 or longshawj@winthrop.edu, or the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at 202/632-6452, ECA-Press@state.gov.


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