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Recent grads win Fulbright teaching awards

Kristen B. Morales

October 8, 2016

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Two alumni of the College of Education recently received Fulbright English teaching assistantships for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Kimberly Buice and Sydney Laseter were among 19 University of Georgia students and recent alumni who received Fulbright awards. They are two of five recent graduates who will be teaching English through the program.

Buice will be working at the Teacher Training College in Savannakhet, Laos. She graduated in May with a B.S.Ed. in English education and is originally from Clarkesville.

Laseter will work at a new program at Slobodan Skerovic High School in Podgorica, Montenegro, that provides various classes to students in English. Originally from Atlanta, she received bachelor's degrees in history and social studies education in May.

The Fulbright program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, offers research, study and teaching opportunities to graduate students and recent college graduates. The program, which aims to foster mutual understanding between people of the United States and other countries, awards about 1,900 grants every year in all fields of study in more than 140 countries.