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April 20, 2012 - Two King’s College seniors have been selected to receive a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) and will spend almost a year teaching English in a European country.
Michael Deegan of White Haven and Christine Guarino of Oak Ridge, N.J., will both graduate from King’s in May. Deegan will leave for Bulgaria in August and Guarino will begin her assignment in Germany in September. Both assignments are for 10 months.
The Fulbright Programis the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program began in 1946, the same year as the first class to enter King’s College.
The Fulbright ETA Program places U.S. students as English teaching assistants in schools or universities overseas, thus improving foreign students’ English language abilities and knowledge of the United States while enhancing their own language skills and knowledge of the host country.
The selection of Deegan and Guarino marks the first time in King’s history that two students were selected for Fulbright Awards in the same year. The last King’s student to receive a Fulbright award was Joseph Deegan, Michael’s brother, in 2008.
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