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11 Tars Named Semifinalists for Fulbright Scholarship

March 13, 2023

By Office of Marketing

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Meet the semifinalists and find out where in the world these 11 global citizens might be headed.

The Fulbright Program has recently announced its list of semifinalists for the 2022-23 scholarship, and 11 Rollins students have made the cut.

For more than three-quarters of a century, the Fulbright Program, which was created under the Truman administration in the wake of World War II, has stood as the U.S. government’s flagship educational exchange program, with more than 400,000 participants who have served in 160 countries across the globe. Fulbright winners pursue graduate study, conduct research, or teach English abroad—experiences that often launch them into further postgraduate study, additional fellowships, or high-profile job opportunities that require culturally competent representatives of the United States.

Consistently named a top producer of Fulbright Students, Rollins received its first Fulbright in 1951 and has since produced nearly 100 award winners, with 61 of those named since 2006. That number is a testament to Rollins’ emphasis on global citizenship as a tenet of its signature brand of liberal arts education.


2022-23 Fulbright Semifinalists

Cydney Adams ’23

  • Major: Education
  • Prospective Fulbright Assignment: English Teaching Assistant (ETA), Czech Republic

Sarah Bennefield ’23

  • Major: English
  • Prospective Fulbright Assignment: ETA, Bulgaria

Pilar Brooks ’19

  • Major: Art history
  • Prospective Fulbright Assignment: Archaeological research, Ethnographic Museum, Rwanda

Dillon deKalands ’23

  • Majors: English and environmental studies
  • Prospective Fulbright Assignment: ETA, Indonesia

Kerren Dieuveille ’23

  • Major: Music
  • Prospective Fulbright Assignment: Research on Black British and African American composers, British Library, London

Capri Gutierrez ’23

  • Major: International relations
  • Prospective Fulbright Assignment: Research on child victims of war, Justice and Reconciliation Project, Uganda

Socorro Torres Lopez ’23

  • Majors: International relations and sociology
  • Prospective Fulbright Assignment: Master’s program in Mexico-U.S. studies, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Rachael Rittichier ’22

  • Major: Biology
  • Prospective Fulbright Assignment: ETA, Spain

Sendy Sejourne ’23

  • Major: Health-care management
  • Prospective Fulbright Assignment: Master’s program in health economics, policy, and law, Erasmus University, Netherlands

Sarah Skala ’23

  • Major: Education
  • Prospective Fulbright Assignment: ETA, Germany

Tiffany Smeal ’23

  • Major: Political science
  • Prospective Fulbright Assignment: ETA, Indonesia
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