Wake Forest announces seventh Fulbright scholar
June 20, 2007
David Willis of Chesapeake, Va., has won a Fulbright Scholarship for 2007-2008 to teach English in Argentina.
Willis is among seven Wake Forest University graduates to earn one of the prestigious scholarships this year. The six other Wake Forest recipients were announced in May.
Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program is an international education exchange program sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. Operating in more than 155 countries worldwide, the program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries.
Thirty Wake Forest students have received Fulbright Scholarships since 1992. Most of them have been awarded in the past three years.
"We are extremely proud of these recipients. The increase in our Fulbright scholars is a testament to the quality of students we have at Wake Forest, the level of foreign language training they receive and the increasing interest undergraduates have in international study,” said Tom Phillips, director of the Wake Forest Scholars program.