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Fourteen Villanova students earn Fulbright grants

Villanova University (Photo credit Chris Thomas for Villanova University)
Villanova University (Photo credit Chris Thomas for Villanova University)

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14 Villanova students get Fulbright grants

VILLANOVA Fourteen Villanova University students, all from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, have been awarded the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Grants, the school announced.

The students will be conducting research or teaching English in a number of counties, including Japan, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, and Thailand.

"These students will be tremendous ambassadors, and their achievements highlight the strong education they received here," said Jean Ann Linney, Villanova's dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The scholars are Rachel Aumiller of Philadelphia; Mark Bookman of Bryn Mawr; Samuel Ellison of Dresher; Colin Cascia of Newtown, Conn.; Jessica Eby of Coatesville; Israel Hernandez of Summit, Ill.; Meredith LaSalle-Tarantin of Yardley; Michelle McNamara of New Orleans; Thomas Morris of Havertown; Andres Ortiz-Gomez of Baltimore; C. Nathan Ober of Hagerstown, Md.; Samantha Thoma of Franklin Lakes, N.J.; Denis Whelan of Milford, Conn.; and Bethany Wood of Mendham, N.J.

Last year, nine students at the Radnor Township-based university received Fulbright grants.

- Mari A. Schaefer

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