Arts and Sciences Alumni, and Students Receive Prestigious Awards

Written by Laura Paskin
June 26, 2014

Recent College of Arts and Sciences graduates were awarded prestigious Fulbright and National Security Education Program grants, announced Dean David Powers.

“I congratulate these students on their hard work,” Powers said. “These awards acknowledge the strength of our program in preparing students to meet the challenges of a global economy.”

Recipients of awards for research, study, and teaching in 2014-15 are:

  • Fulbright, Czech Republic: Arica Jeffery '14, Interdisciplinary Arts major
  • Fulbright, Germany: Kevin Kopetz '14, History major
  • Fulbright, United Kingdom: Jasmine Magana '11, Art History and Strategic Communications majors
  • Critical Language Scholar, Azerbaijan: Joyce Keeley '14, International Studies major
  • David L. Boren (NSEP), Kenya: Alex Ozkan '15, International Studies and Humanities for Leadership majors
  • Fulbright, Ukraine: Grace Mahoney 10, English and Visual Arts major
  • Fulbright, El Savador: Caitlin Terashima '13, Spanish and Humanities for Teaching majors

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) is a major Federal initiative designed to build a broader and more qualified pool of U.S. citizens with foreign language and international skills. NSEP award recipients proceed into public service upon completion of their academic studies.

The Fulbright program, a component of the U.S. Department of State, offers a variety of fellowships for research, study, and teaching abroad.  

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 41 undergraduate major degrees, 36 minors, and 6 master’s degrees.