About Manchester

Manchester Fulbrights

Since 1996, 30 Manchester students have been selected for prestigious Fulbright grants for research or teaching abroad after graduation – more Fulbrights per capita than at any other Indiana college or university. In addition, two Manchester faculty members have engaged in research abroad as Fulbright Scholars.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program of the United States. Grant recipients represent their nation as a cultural ambassador, helping to enhance mutual understanding between Americans and the people in their host nation.

The program began in 1948. Nationwide, more than 10,000 students apply annually for about 1,600 awards.

Stacy Erickson-Pesetski, Ph.D., associate dean of academic resources and associate professor of English, coordinates the Fulbright program at Manchester. Contact her at 260-982-5391 or slerickson-pesetski@manchester.edu.

Here are Manchester students awarded Fulbright grants:

  • Emily Pleadwell ’16, to teach English as a second language in Vietnam.
  • Holly Rittenhouse '14, to teach English as a second language in Malaysia.
  • Katherine Brelje '11, to teach English as a second language in Korea.
  • Kathryn McFadden '11, to teach English as a second language in Indonesia.
  • Nicole Hammond '10, to teach English as a second language in Indonesia.
  • Andrew Haff '08, to teach English as a second language in Vietnam.
  • Tim Polakowski '08, to teach English as a second language in Korea.
  • Allison Bryan '04, to teach English as a second language in Argentina.
  • Stacey Carmichael '07, to teach English as a second language in Korea.
  • Samuel Cox '07, to teach English as a second language in Germany.
  • Rachel Paske '04, to teach English as a second language in Germany.
  • Wendy Matheny '05, to research political science in Belgium.
  • Forest Etsler '05, to teach English as a second language in Korea.
  • Rosetta Burkholder '04, to research sociology in Germany.
  • Hannah Ditmars '04, to teach English as a second language in Korea.
  • Elizabeth Allen '03, to teach English as a second language in Germany.
  • Penny Heddings '03, to teach English as a second language in Germany.
  • Sara Kerkhoff '03, to research feminist literature in Morocco.
  • Nevin Domer '02, to teach English as a second language in Korea.
  • Daniel Rieman-Klingler '02, to teach English as a second language in Germany.
  • Stephen Berkebile '99, to research physics and teach English as a second language in Austria.
  • Hal Bond '99, to research international relations in Canada.
  • Dustin Brown '99, to research international relations in Ecuador.
  • Monique DePue '99, to research language pedagogy in Peru.
  • Molly Woodhouse '99, to research administration in Canada.
  • Josh Kline '98, to research medical ethics in Canada.
  • Steven Stose '96, to research psychology and teach English as a second language in Austria.
  • Brooke Stokley '96, to teach English as a second language in France.
  • Angela Rogers '96, to research human biology in Germany.
  • Jedd Schrock '95, to teach English as a second language in Germany.