AUBURN – Kristen Snow, a senior in Auburn University’s College of Liberal Arts, has been awarded a Fulbright-French Ministry of Education Teaching Assistantship to teach in France for the academic year 2011-12. Snow will be placed in the Académie de Rennes where she will be assigned to one or more schools in the region.
“Kristen is a well-rounded woman in every sense,” said Paul Harris, associate director of the Honors College. “She has an impeccable academic record in two challenging majors, French and English; a strong sense of who she is as a person and what responsibilities that entails; and a zest for life and making global connections. In addition, she is an accomplished musician.”
AUBURN – James Groccia, director of the Biggio Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning at Auburn University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to study in Estonia, where he will serve as a visiting scholar at the University of Tartu, beginning this fall.
“Estonia will celebrate its 20th anniversary of independence from Soviet control in 2011 and its higher education system has emerged as a driving force for economic and social change,” said Groccia, an associate professor of educational leadership. “I am honored to be part of this transition at one of the oldest and most prestigious higher education institutions in the region. This experience will greatly inform my work here at Auburn both in the Biggio Center and in the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology.”
AUBURN – Beth Guertal, an agronomy and soils professor at Auburn University, has been named a Fulbright scholar to teach in Mauritius this fall.
Guertal will spend fall semester teaching turfgrass management and sustainable agriculture at the University of Mauritius. She says she also hopes to develop opportunities for her students there and back home at Auburn to get involved with projects on the island’s golf courses.
AUBURN – Alexander Vazsonyi of the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University has been awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Czech Republic for this fall.
A professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Auburn, Vazsonyi will hold the Distinguished Chair in Social Studies at Masaryk University, the second largest university in the Czech Republic.
AUBURN – Helen Hunter Robertson, a senior in the College of Education and the College of Liberal Arts majoring in Foreign Language Education/French, has been awarded a Fulbright-French Ministry of Education Teaching Assistantship to teach in France for the academic year 2010-2011. Robertson will be placed in the Académie de Toulouse where she will be assigned to one or more schools in the region.
Each year the Fulbright Scholarship program and the French Ministry of Education allot 50 applications for the Fulbright-French Ministry of Education Teaching Assistantship. To be eligible for the award, the student completes a Fulbright Scholarship application which requires a detailed project proposal and personal statement. The applicant must also submit three letters of recommendation, a letter certifying fluency in French and an interview with the campuswide selection committee.
AUBURN – George Mitrevski, an associate professor in Auburn University’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to study in Macedonia.
Mitrevski, who leaves in August, received a nine-month appointment and will be conducting research on an electronic collection of Macedonian texts at the Academy of Sciences and the Arts and at the Macedonian Language Institute in the Republic of Macedonia. He will also be working at the Pedagogical Faculty in the city of Bitola where he will teach English essay-writing and American literature.