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German Students Earn Fulbrights

Story posted June 15, 1999


June 4, 1999, BRUNSWICK, Maine -- The German department is proud to announce that for the eighth consecutive year, senior German majors from Bowdoin have received Fulbright Teaching Grants to Germany. In addition, German majors earned two other noteworthy grants.

The following students were awarded grants to teach English in Germany.

Claire Adam, from Seattle, Wash., is a Dean's List student and member of the crew team. She has already spent a year studying in Australia and Germany. On her return, she served at Bowdoin as a teaching assistant in German.

Leah Fasulo, of Houlton, Maine, studied in Berlin for a year; while there, she worked at the Bertolt Brecht House and in a variety of youth clubs and schools. She also served as a teaching assistant at Bowdoin upon her return. She is a Dean's List student and an organizer of a poetry group at Bowdoin.

Sarah Holt, daughter of Professor John Holt of Bowdoin, studied for a year in Germany and returned to become a departmental tutor at Bowdoin. She has been on the Dean's List and a Sarah and James Bowdoin scholar as well as a member of the swimming team.

Two former Bowdoin German students have earned Fulbright Teaching Grants to Austria. Patricia Gerhardt '98 is presently enrolled in a master of arts in teaching program at Goucher College and will depart in the fall for Austria. Cheray Hogan '90 has been teaching English in Japan. She applied for the Fulbright from there and will also teach in Austria next year.

Jeffrey Chen '99 has been awarded a Bundestag-Humboldt University Internship for next year. The grant is intended for advanced students of German who have their bachelor's degree. It combines study at Humboldt University in Berlin with a 4-month internship in the German parliament (the Bundestag).

Anand Mahadevan '00 has earned a Langbein grant for summer research and a DAAD grant for work in Germany. (The DAAD is from the German Academic Exchange Service, the German equivalent of the Fulbright Commission) His project will investigate transmission of ideas from India to Germany. Mahadevan has also been awarded a Freeman Fellowship from Bowdoin to support this research.

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