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The Best and the Fulbrightest

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Two Pace students have been awarded U.S. Student Fulbright awards for 2014-2015 to teach in Spain and research public health in Swaziland.

Since 2002, Pace University has had 41 Fulbright award winners. From helping victims of sex trafficking in Bangladesh, to developing peace parks in Uganda, to researching sustainable fishing policies in Norway, Pace scholars are making their mark around the world. This year, two Pace students have been awarded U.S. Fulbright awards for 2014-2015.

La Reina Lawrence
Art History, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
NYC Campus
Lawrence will be travelling to Spain for an English Teaching Assistantship and research.

“I am one who takes great enjoyment in learning and in teaching. It's very rewarding to help people overcome their fears regarding death so that they may be able to save a life. The ability to give guidance and create a confident and able-bodied student is why I teach,” she says. “Spain is close to my heart because of my heritage and because being there would put me one step closer to solving the puzzle that is my lineage.”


Nickesha Chung
Environmental Science, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Westchester Campus
Chung is headed to Swaziland to research public health.

“Untreated urban wastewater has become a threat to Swaziland's waterways, where there is no baseline information/monitoring mechanisms set in place for the types of pollutants received. Due to increasing populations and urban growth, the quality and quantity of water resources are diminishing, resulting in an overall impact on human suffering and productivity. The water quality and quantity of two field sites will be analyzed using a multi-level approach,” says Chung. "I will be looking forward to embracing the Swazi culture and learning as much as I can, while raising awareness to the water crisis."

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the U.S. Student Fulbright Scholarship Program offers fully-funded opportunities worldwide to:

  • conduct individual research or artistic projects
  • study at a foreign university
  • teach English at multiple levels

Interested in applying for a Fulbright? Applications are available now and due on September 12. For more information, check out this article in The Pulse.