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October 27, 2004

News Release: Gallaudet students receive Fulbright grants

From: Gallaudet - Oct 27, 2004

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Darrick Nicholas
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Gallaudet University
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Gallaudet students to study overseas

Pair of graduate students garner Fulbright awards

(WASHINGTON) Carla Colley, a graduate student in linguistics, and Kate Poturica, a graduate student in linguistics, have received Fulbright awards for the 2004-05 academic year.

Colley will study in Italy, while Poturica will study in Germany.

Under this program, 1,100 American students in 104 fields of study have been offered grants to study, teach English, and conduct research in more than 110 countries throughout the world. Detailed lists of the students are available online at

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 290,000 participants worldwide with the opportunity to observe each others' political, economic and cultural institutions, exchange ideas and embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world's inhabitants. In the past 56 years, 100,000 students from the United States have benefited from the Fulbright experience.

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Financial support is provided by an annual appropriation from Congress to the Department of State, with significant contributions from participating governments and host institutions in the United States and abroad.

About Gallaudet University

Gallaudet University is the world leader in liberal education for deaf and hard of hearing undergraduate students. The University also enjoys an international reputation for the outstanding graduate programs it provides deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students, and for the quality of the research it conducts on the history, language, and other topics related to deaf people. In addition, the University's Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center serves deaf and hard of hearing children at its two demonstration schools and throughout the nation by developing, implementing, and disseminating innovative educational strategies. Gallaudet is located in Washington, DC.