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​​Queens College is a Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Students

--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 Education.

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

ince 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: For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit


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