Alumni Profile: Blake Phillips

Alumni Profile: Blake Phillips

While I could give all the credit to the U.S. Fulbright Program, the reality is a little more complicated.  My enduring love for international travel and cross-cultural exchange started my freshman year at Pomona College when I spent six weeks working at an orphanage in Lima, Peru.  Although I had traveled abroad on several previous occasions, this was the first time I realized how incredible it is to live abroad, fully immersed in another culture

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In Memory of Michael Samuel Gilmor

In Memory of Michael Samuel Gilmor

Michael Samuel Gilmor September 8, 1995 – August 25, 2018 Fulbright Polska ETA 2017-18 Life brings change, whether we ask for it or not. As an optimist, I try to find positivity in change, even when it is sudden, devastating, and unfair. Although August 25th, 2018, was a day that changed my life, it is not the one that altered my life forever. Michael’s death has shredded my heart in unimaginable pain. But the day

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Alumni Profile: Kathleen Bakarich

Alumni Profile: Kathleen Bakarich

Before embarking on her Fulbright Program to Germany in 2008, Kathleen Bakarich did not know anyone else studying international accounting. It was a relatively new field that had yet to achieve much popularity, and accounting was not often associated with international research. But when you find your passion and expertise, Katie contends, the Fulbright Program is there to help you pursue it. Now, ten years after her grant ended, her Fulbright experience continues: she is

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Alumni Profile: Munir Sayegh

Alumni Profile: Munir Sayegh

Munir Sayegh’s collection of specialties is multi-faceted: he is a photographer, artist, designer, researcher, and data guru with professional expertise in marketing and economics. As a Fulbrighter and study abroad alum, he not only has had the chance to build these skills, he now uses his experience to give back to the international exchange community. Munir earned his master’s degree in Economics at Purdue University. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Graphic

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Alumni Profile: Brenda McGadney and Phyllis Bell Miller

Alumni Profile: Brenda McGadney and Phyllis Bell Miller

Fulbright is about making connections – and sometimes reconnections. At the Fulbright Association’s 40th Annual Conference in 2017, Phyllis Bell Miller, who was displaying her research in a poster presentation, noticed the impeccable fashion of another poster presenter. As a fashion design researcher, she was specifically impressed with the African-influenced pattern of this woman’s clothing and her unique hat. The woman had an unusually familiar look about her, so Phyllis approached her to ask where

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