Thank you, Pitzer College–#1 in Fulbrights


Fulbright_StudentProdI have to throw a quick plug to my alma mater, Pitzer College.

This past week, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the premier publication on issues in higher education, announced that Pitzer produced more Fulbright fellows than any other undergraduate institution for the fourth year running.

22 Fulbrights out of a graduating class of 250 students.

I can honestly say that I wouldn’t be in Korea without the support (and tough love) from the Fulbright team at Pitzer. Led by Professor Nigel Boyle and made up of other professors, writing center staff, support staff, and alumni Fulbright grantees, Pitzer’s Fulbright Fellows are indebted to the long hours they spent helping draft and polish applications. Of course, that team is also made up of the 70+ other students that apply, as we peer edit essays and offer each other moral support. The College makes the Fulbright process intense, but that depth and determination leads to rewarding results. Thank you!

It’s also worth mentioning that the Claremont Colleges, the 5-college consortium that Pitzer is a part of (a total student-body of 6,000) produced 55 Fulbrights this year, more than any research university in the country. The liberal arts are far from dead. I’m so proud of my fellow 5Cers who are keeping Claremont at the top of its game!

You can read more about Pitzer’s success this year here.

Enough about undergrad–now back to your regular Korean programming.


About Jonathan Rice

Fulbright Fellow, Pitzer College alum, and communicator passionate about telling stories that make an impact.

Posted on 11/02/2013, in Fulbright South Korea 2013-14 and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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