Two May 2011 graduates have been selected for Fulbright grants

June 22, 2011

Two May 2011 graduates, Amanda Randolph of La Vernia, Texas, and Bond West of San Antonio, have been selected for Fulbright grants, becoming Baylor's 25th and 26th Fulbright recipients since 2001. Ms. Randolph will research in the area of gerontology at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland, while Mr. West will study Nordic sagas at the University of Iceland. The Fulbright is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.