Two Greenville residents among Furman Fulbright Scholars


Two Furman University 2016 graduates from Greenville are among four Furman students named Fulbright Scholars.

The graduates are among more than 1,900 U.S. citizens who will teach, conduct research and provide expertise abroad for the 2016–17 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Students are selected based on academic and professional achievement and record of service and demonstrated leadership in their fields.

Kelly Rae, who graduated magna cum laude as an education major, will educate local elementary school children in Kinmen, Taiwan, as part of a project to encourage language and cultural exchange. She’s the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Rae of Greenville.

Samantha Strickland, who graduated magna cum laude in political science and history, will be researching at the University of Leipzig in Germany as a part of a project entitled “Digital Athenaeus.” She is the daughter of Maggie P. Milat of Greenville.

The other two Furman students receiving Fulbrights were Elias Eells, a classics major from Crestwood, Ky., and Julia Roberts, a political science major from Boone, N.C.



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