Carthage makes list of top Fulbright producers for third straight year

Carthage makes list of top Fulbright producers for third straight year


KENOSHA, Wis. – For a third straight year, Carthage College is among the colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright U.S. Students, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has announced.

Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Carthage is the only college or university in Wisconsin to make the new list, with five of its recent graduates winning Fulbright awards for 2017-18.
“It is a tremendous honor to be named again among the top 30 or so bachelor’s degree institutions nationwide in Fulbright awards,” said Carthage president John Swallow. “This result is a testament to the outstanding work of Carthage students, as well as the outstanding support and assistance Carthage faculty provide them during their undergraduate years.”

The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange, operates in more than 140 countries. Carthage has had 22 Fulbrighters in the past decade.

As English teaching assistants in host countries across Europe and Asia, this year’s fellows help local teachers with language instruction and serve as cultural ambassadors:
  • Alex Ash – Reading, Pa. (Thailand)
  • Jessica Livingston ­– Wheeling, Ill. (Czech Republic)
  • Jamie Tyrrell – Andover, Minn. (South Korea)
  • Alexa Wesselhoff ­– Belvidere, Ill. (Taiwan)
  • Paige Whitney – Albany, Ill. (South Korea)
“As Fulbright fellows, our students represent our college and country exceptionally well in their placements all over the world,” said Professor Dan Choffnes, director of student fellowships at Carthage. “They are passionate, culturally sensitive, curious, and adaptable individuals.”

About Carthage College
Carthage combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation so our students uncover and ignite their true potential. A four-year, private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, Carthage has a prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan, is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students.


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