Kimberly Buice (B.S.Ed. '16) and Sydney Laseter (B.S.Ed. '16) were among five recent alumni who received English teaching positions, which were announced earlier this month. The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program places recent college graduates and young professionals as English teaching assistants in primary and secondary schools or universities abroad.
Buice received her degree in English education, while Laseter received her degree in social studies. They were among 15 Fulbright students and six Fulbright scholars for the 2016-2017 academic year who hail from the University of Georgia. The number of students in the program has made UGA one of the top-producing Fulbright institutions in the country.
Administered by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright program is the government's flagship international educational exchange program.
"I am proud of the students and scholars who have been selected to represent our nation in this prestigious program," said UGA President Jere W. Morehead. UGA is one of only 16 institutions included among the top Fulbright student and scholar producers in the country.
UGA hit a record high of 19 Fulbrights offered to its students and recent alumni in 2016-2017. Eighteen accepted, but with the closure of Turkey's program at the end of July, only 15 were able to participate. This is the second time UGA has been recognized as a top Fulbright student producer.