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Four SU students and Four SU Alumni named Fulbright semifinalists

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Eight SU Students, Alumni Named Fulbright Semifinalists for 2018-19

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University has four current students and four recent graduates who are semifinalists for prestigious U.S. Fulbright Student awards for the 2018-19 academic year.

Martina Maya-CallenSeniors Martina Maya-Callen and Danielle Walker are being considered for English Teaching Assistantships to Argentina and Moldova, respectively. Seniors Nicholas Butler and Jeremie Davis are up for academic research/study grants in the United Kingdom – Butler for atmospheric science and meteorology at the University of Reading and Davis for theatre at the University of Warwick.

Alumni being reviewed for the academic awards include: Thomas Best to study management at Instituto de Empresa in Spain; Callista Brown to study science communication at Technische Universiteit Delft in the Netherlands; Caroline Deschak to study public health at the Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica in Mexico, and Brendan Gallagher to study psychology at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.  
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Tuesday February 27th, 2018
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SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University has been named among the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Students for 2017-18 by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The Fulbright is the country’s flagship international educational exchange program. Top-producing campuses were highlighted in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

SU had four students, all May 2017 graduates, who received Fulbright awards for this academic year.  They were:  Hannah Ennerfelt, Katherine Potvin and Matthew Jones of Salisbury, and Brittany Bursa of Flemington, NJ.                                                                                  

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Tuesday February 7th, 2017

Four Fulbright Semi-finalistsSALISBURY, MD---Four Salisbury University seniors are semifinalists for prestigious Fulbright awards that would take them on adventures ranging from conducting neuroscience research in Sweden to teaching English in Spain and Asia.

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Payge Jennings wins Fulbright ETA to Korea

Wednesay April 27th, 2016

Payge Jennings

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University alumna Payge Jennings thinks knowing how to speak Korean will “come rightback” to her when she returns to South Korea this summer. Her job, however, will be teaching the English language to students. 

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Emily Lembo Wins Fulbright ETA to Korea

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Emily Lembo

SALISBURY, MD---Despite being served live octopus and some “incredibly spicy” foods while teaching in South Korea last summer, Salisbury University senior Emily Lembo can’t wait to return. 

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SU Senior Earns Prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Friday, March 01, 2013
Niki Kunciw

SALISBURY, MD---A Salisbury University student has earned one of the world’s most prestigious international scholarships, the Gates Cambridge award, to explore the development of drugs, especially for antibiotic-resistant diseases. In the process, she is fulfilling a lifelong dream to study near her birthplace.  Senior Dominique Kunciw of Berlin, MD, will pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry at the renowned University of Cambridge.

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Overholt is First SU Student to Earn Fulbright Fellowship

Monday, April 02, 2012 

Charles OverholtMore than three centuries ago, Charles Overholt's ancestors immigrated to America from Germany in search of a better life.  Now, the Pocomoke City native is going back to the country they left as the first Salisbury University student to earn the prestigious Fulbright Student Fellowship, awarded by the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Exchange Program.   

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List of Fellowship Successes


  • Martina Maya-Callen - Fulbright ETA to Argentina
  • Danielle Walker - Fulbright ETA to Moldova
  • Lauren DeLong - DAAD RISE to Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Rheinbach, Germany (Summer 2018)  Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention
  • Brendan Gallagher- Fulbright Academic to Strathclyde, UK (Alternate)
  • Samantha Koehler - Hollings Scholarship
  • Kayla Rexroth - Hollings Scholarship
  • Lilia Dobos - Killam Fellowships to Canada (Fall 2018)
  • Mollie Jewell - Gilman Scholar to Scotland (Summer 2018)
  • Amanda Rocker - Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention
  • Nicholas Butler - Fulbright Academic to Reading, UK (Semi-Finalist)
  • Callista Brown - Fulbright Academic to TU Delft, Netherlands (Semi-Finalist)
  • Jeremie Davis - Fulbright Academic to Warwick, UK (Semi-Finalist)
  • Thomas Best- Fulbright Academic to Instituto de Empresa, Spain (Semi-Finalist)
  • Caroline Deschak - Fulbright Academic Graduate Award, Mexico (Semi-Finalist)
  • Eleanor Brown - Truman Scholarship Finalist
  • Ben Lenox - Truman Scholarship Finalist
  • Nathanial Samson - Fulbright Summer/UK (shortlisted)
  • Dana Day - Bosserman Unesco Fellowship
  • Harrison Leon - Bosserman Unesco Fellowship



  • Payge Jennings - Fulbright ETA to Korea
  • Ben Lenox - Critical Language Scholarship to India; Newman Civic Fellow
  • Kathryn Stout - Fulbright ETA to Brazil (semi-finalist)
  • Hannah Ennerfelt - Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention
  • Darian Mullikin - Gilman, South Korea, Fall
  • Martina Maya Callen - Gilman, India, Summer
  • Molly Miller - Gilman, China, Summer
  • Rachel Pierson - Gilman, Costa Rica, Spring
  • Nicole Osgood - Gilman, India, Fall (declined)
  • Bridget Wilgus - Gilman, New Zealand (Alternate)
  • Patrick Robbins, Rotary Peace Fellowship, Australia, (finalist)


  • Anthony Lepinasse- Gilman, China, Spring
  • Jonathan Arias - Gilman, Costa Rica, Spring 
  • Corey Kaloc - Gilman, South Korea, Spring
  • Tener Jenkins - Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention
  • Omar Aboul-Enein, NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
  • May Palace, NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Grant
  • Mayra Melendez, FirstGEN Civil Rights Fellowship; and Community Fellowship, Immigrant Justice Corps


  • Emily Lembo - Fulbright ETA Fellowship, Korea
  • Breck Sullivan -  EPA-Greater Research Opportunity Fellowship
  • William Dennis - Gilman, China, Spring
  • Stephanie Ferber - Gilman, Costa Rica, Spring 
  • Rachel Smith - Gilman, Ghana, Spring (declined) 



  • Charles Overholt - Fulbright Fellowship
  • Keyyana Blount - EPA Greater Research Opportunity Fellowship
  • Amanda Stone - EPA Greater Research Opportunity Fellowship
  • Payge Jennings - David L. Boren Scholarship to Korea (Alternate)

Fellowship Successes from earlier years

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