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Fulbright Fellows Sarah Sieloff and Lauren Yeager to Study in Thailand and Mexico

posted on 07/17/2006

Recent Eckerd College graduates Sarah Sieloff '06 and Lauren Yeager '06 will use Fulbright grants to study in Thailand and Mexico, respectively. This is the first time in the College's history that Fulbright scholarships have been awarded to two students within the same year.

Sarah Sieloff of Snohomish, Washington will conduct six months of study in Bangkok, Thailand as an English teaching assistant. She graduated with a 3.96 GPA with honors, a double major in international relations and global affairs and Spanish, and a triple minor in biology, mathematics, and women's and gender studies.

Lauren Yeager of Seminole, Florida will conduct research on coral reef ecology on the Meso-American reef tract in the Yucatan, Mexico. She graduated with a 4.0 GPA and a double major in marine science and Spanish.

The Fulbright program is the government's flagship program in international educational exchange. Fulbright grants are made to U.S. citizens and nationals of other countries for a variety of educational activities, primarily university lecturing, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. Sarah and Lauren's study abroad opportunities have helped prepare them for their Fulbright experiences that begin this fall.

Fulbright Fellow Sarah Sieloff
As a junior, Sarah made history as Eckerd's first Truman Scholar. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, and is a recipient of several senior student awards including the The Philip J. Lee Honor Award and The Miller Award.

While at Eckerd, Sarah traveled twice to Estel

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