Hannah LeMieux '10 Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Turkey
Hannah LeMieux '10 has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Turkey for the 2010-2011 academic year. She will work as an English teaching assistant for a university in the southeastern part of the country.
LeMieux was a familiar face on the UVM campus during her undergraduate career. The Phillipston, Massachusetts native and English major was extremely involved in the UVM community. LeMieux was the treasurer of the Student Government Association, president of the women's rugby club, a Pottery Cooperative member and a writing tutor. She was named a Kidder Scholar in 2008, Living & Learning Member of the Year in 2008, a Buckham Scholar in 2009, and was given the Unsung Hero Award by the Department of Student Life in 2010. Her experience as an English major and her time as a writing tutor will enable her to help Turkish university students perfect their English language skills, and her desire to make a difference in her community will help her make a positive impression abroad.
LeMieux is the second UVM student to receive a Fulbright teaching assistantship for the 2010-2011 academic year. She and Matthew Greene '10, who will teach in the Czech Republic, are the first UVM students to ever receive the teaching assistantship reward.
LeMieux is one of over 1,500 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2010-2011 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.
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