Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky.—A Transylvania University student and a recent graduate have received prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships for 2018-19.

Fulbright grants are highly competitive, and recipients are chosen for their academic and leadership potential.

Senior Hannah Weber, of Alexandria, Ky., will teach through the Fulbright program in Malaysia. The neuroscience and educational studies double major will be the fourth ETA from Transylvania to teach in that country.

Jamie Vescio, who graduated last May, was one of only 10 applicants across the country to receive this year’s Fulbright ETA for France. Vescio, who studied in Tanzania with the assistance of a Gilman scholarship, plans to receive her master's degree in education from Vanderbilt this June. She is a graduate of Lafayette High School in Lexington.

The Fulbright U. S. Student program, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, was established in 1946 by legislation introduced by Sen. J. William Fulbright. It increases mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries.

(Photo: Hannah Weber, left, and Jamie Vescio)