--Newest Recipients Are a Volunteer
with the New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative Now Studying in Spain and a Writing
Tutor in the Czech Republic--
FLUSHING, NY, February 13, 2015—The U.S. Department of
State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs recently named Queens
College as one of the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most
2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Students. The highly competitive Fulbright Program is
the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.
Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in the national
publication, The Chronicle of Higher
Two students from Queens College
won Fulbright awards for 2014-2015 in the category of Master's Institutions: Karla
Padawer Solomon and Chloe Weiser, both members of CUNY’s Macaulay Honors
College. Each is spending 10 months abroad promoting cultural exchange and
language skills. Solomon, a psychology major who volunteered with the New York
Deaf-Blind Collaborative dedicated to improving services for deaf-blind youth,
is now in Spain. Weiser, an English and anthropology major who tutored for four
years at Queens College’s Writing Center, is in the Czech Republic.
The 2014 class valedictorian, Patryk
Perkowski, who graduated with degrees in mathematics and economics, also won a
Fulbright grant but turned it down when offered a job with the Federal Reserve
Bank of San Francisco.
Noting that the Fulbrights are
among the most prestigious awards in academia, President Félix V. Matos
Rodríguez said, “We are very proud that our students are being recognized so
frequently by the Fulbright Program. These honors speak highly of both the quality
of the students that Queens College attracts and the skill and dedication of
the faculty members who teach here.”
Queens College enjoys a national reputation for its liberal
arts and sciences and pre-professional programs. With its graduate and undergraduate
degrees, honors programs, and research and internship opportunities, the
college helps its students realize their potential in countless
ways, assisted by an accessible, award-winning faculty. Located on a beautiful,
80-acre campus in Flushing, the college is cited each year in the Princeton
Review as one of the nation’s 100 “Best Value” colleges, thanks to its
outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages, and relatively low
costs. Learn more at www.qc.cuny.edu.
Since its inception in 1946, the
Fulbright Program has provided more than 360,000 participants—chosen for their
academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange
ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
Over 1,800 U.S. students, artists and young professionals in more than 100
different fields of study are offered Fulbright Program grants to study, teach
English, and conduct research annually. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program
operates in over 140 countries throughout the world. Lists of
Fulbright recipients are available at: www.fulbrightonline.org/us. For
more information about the Fulbright Program, visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.