Recent Marywood Graduates Named Fulbright Finalists

Published on Thu, January 21, 2016

Marywood University is pleased to announce two Fulbright U.S. Student Award Finalists: Katlyn Beaton, who earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Marywood University; and Kelsey Fisher, who holds a bachelor of arts degree from Marywood. Ms. Beaton is a finalist to teach English in Andorra, southwestern Europe, and Ms. Fisher is a finalist to teach English in Turkey.

Ms. Beaton, Hawley, Pa., is a lecturer in the foreign language department at Marywood University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and her master’s degree in education from Marywood University. Ms. Fisher, Saylorsburg, Pa., earned her bachelor’s degree in cultural studies with an honors citation from Marywood University.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study, and teaching opportunities in over 160 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. In 1945, Senator J. William Fulbright introduced a bill in the United States Congress that called for a program with the purpose of the “promotion of international good will through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture, and science.” The Fulbright, today, is one of the most prestigious and competitive academic grant programs in the United States.

Marywood University prepares students to live in a diverse and interdependent world. The U.S. Fulbright Program is a way for students to further their education, experience other cultures, and promote positive interactions between people and other academic institutions in their respective host country. 

English teaching assistantships place students in classrooms to aid English teachers in teaching non-native English speakers. These students also serve as an ambassador to the U.S. by introducing others to United States culture. Students with English teaching assistantships may be teaching students from kindergarten to the university level.

The Fulbright Program will make final award announcements in March 2016. To learn more about the Fulbright Program at Marywood University, please visit or contact Samantha Christiansen, Fulbright program advisor, at (570) 348-6211 ext. 2465 or