Student Scholar Profiles
Brittany Bursa is being considered for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Spain. A senior from Flemington, NJ, she is pursuing a bachelor’s in English and secondary education with a minor in art. The world renowned program would allow her to combine her passion for educating kids with knowledge of how schools abroad function – and enhance her own language proficiency, in Spanish. Eventually, she plans to pursue advanced degrees in international and comparative education. In addition to Honors, her other “niches” on campus include the Alpha Phi Omega co-ed service fraternity and being a University Host for Admissions. She received several University scholarships and is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Pi and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies. As a freshman, she hiked, biked and camped in Acadia National Park in Maine through an SU New Student Experience program.
Hannah Ennerfelt is being considered for a Fulbright study/research grant at Uppsala University, the oldest campus in the Nordic countries. A senior from Salisbury who is pursuing a dual degree in biology and psychology, she is planning on a career in neuroscience. With the Fulbright, she hopes to conduct ALS stem cell research in a neuroscience lab at Uppsala. At SU, she received the John and Mary-Clair Roth Prize for her Honors thesis and is a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa, Psi Chi and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. She also earned an honorable mention for the Barry Goldwater scholarship, considered one of the nation’s most prestigious for undergraduates in the sciences. But, she loves the arts too, including playing piano, painting and reading. Her father has Swedish roots and, when she was young, she recalls learning some Swedish from Pippi Longstocking books and making cardamom rolls with her grandmother.
Katherine Potvin is being considered for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Mongolia. A senior from Salisbury, she is pursuing a bachelor’s in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), with a K-12 certification. She applied to teach in Mongolia – a country that she first learned about as a six-year-old child – as it builds its educational policy as a relatively young democracy, independent from Russia and China. She also wanted to see curriculums that other countries use and gain practical experience outside the American school system for my own career as an ESOL teacher. At SU, in addition to Honors, she is a member of the Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement’s Presidential Citizen Scholar Program and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. She also serves through Americorps (ShoreCorps/PALS) at Wicomico Public Library locations. After the Fulbright, her next goal is to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.