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Stephanie Brenzel and Whitney Warren Receive Fulbright Awards

Publication Date: 5/20/2010

Stephanie Brenzel and Whitney Warren of Rhodes College have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program Scholarships, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

They are two of more than 1,500 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2010-2011 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program which is the flagship international educational exchange program designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.

Brenzel, who is from Scottsdale, AZ, recently graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. degree in both German and religious studies. She also was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. As a Fulbright awardee, she will be assigned as an English Teaching Assistant in Berlin, Germany.

As a Buckman Scholar for Study Abroad at Rhodes, Brenzel also spent the spring of 2009 in Tübingen, Germany where she studied German and theology.

She is the daughter of Mark and Joy Brenzel.

Warren, who is from Atlanta, GA, recently graduated cum laude with B.A. degree in urban studies. She was named this year’s “Outstanding Senior in Urban Studies” by the department.  She also has minors in Spanish and education and studied broad in San José, Costa Rica the summer of 2007 and in Valparaíso, Chile the fall of 2008. As a Fulbright awardee, she will be assigned as an English Teaching Assistant in Mexico City. 

At Rhodes, Warren served as a Kinney Coordinator and an officer for the Women’s Center for three years. This year she was the center’s director.

Warren is the daughter of Rick and Polly Warren.

Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program is administered by the Institute of International Education, and the primary source of funding is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments, host institutions, corporations and foundations also provide direct and indirect support.

 For more information, visit the program’s website.


Tags: Alumni, Honors, Students


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