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May 3, 2013

Two Gustavus students receive Fulbrights

ST. PETER — Two Gustavus Adolphus College seniors have received Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Grants abroad.

Ally Voss will be traveling to Spain, and Joey Taylor will be going to Russia.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. It aims to increase mutual understanding between U.S. residents and the people of other countries.

Previously, Voss was awarded a Critical Language Scholarship in the spring of 2012 to study the language of Urdu in India during the summer of 2012. In Spain she will serve as an English teaching assistant within a Spanish school for more than nine months.

A native of Wausau, Wis., Voss will graduate from Gustavus this spring with a double major in Spanish and sociology and anthropology. She is a pole vaulter on the track team, a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and a volunteer with Big Partner Little Partner, based out of the college’s Center for Servant Leadership.

Taylor, a native of Washington, Ill., is a Russian studies and political science double major who has served as a Russian tutor and is active in several student organizations, including Russian Club, Swing Club and the International Cultures Club.

Taylor has studied abroad in Russia previously.

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas.

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.

— Free Press Staff

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