Newsroom

CSB-SJU Fulbright Winners, 2014-2020

Our students keep their eyes on many honors. The Fulbright awards are one.

Since 2014, 47 students who received their undergraduate degrees from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University have earned Fulbright awards.

You’re seeing the ambassadors that Fulbright sent into the world, by way of CSB and SJU. Read their Fulbright stories by clicking on the link.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. 

The U.S. Student Program Director, Dan Kramer '89, is a CSB/SJU graduate.

Award abbreviations

ETA: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship; AF-MPA: Austrian Fulbright-Marshall Plan Award; FA-US TA: Fulbright Austria-United States Teaching Assistant; FS-RG: Fulbright Student-Research Grant; FS-TG: Fulbright Study-Teaching Grant.

2020 Fulbright Winners

Name / Award / Country

AmandaAmanda Bjerke
ETA / Germany
SamSamantha Givens
ETA / Malaysia
AllisonAllison Grodnick
ETA / Poland
JuliaJulia Petron
FA-US TA / Austria
KathrynKathryn Weinmann
FA-US TA / Austria
TracyTracy Magooba

Declined Fulbright Award to accept Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship.

Ilyse Putz

Declined Fulbright Award to attend graduate school program in Germany.

2019 Fulbright Winners

Name / Award / Country

JessieJessie Thwaites
AF-MPA / Austria
DanicaDanica Simonet
ETA / Germany
MichaelMichael Thompson
ETA / Greece
MariselaMarisela Weber
ETA / India
AliAli McGraw
ETA / Germany
JacksonJackson Erdmann
ETA / Malaysia

Declined Fulbright Award.

IsabelIsabel Huot-Link
ETA / Peru
2018 Fulbright Winners

Name / Award / Country

AllisonAllison Cwikla
ETA / Indonesia
MorganMorgan Durbin
ETA / Sri Lanka
OlayemiOlayemi Fadahunsi
ETA / Taiwan
MayaMaya Hermerding
ETA / Colombia
KelseyKelsey Tatarek
ETA / Spain
JohnJohn Beckius
ETA / South Korea
DanielDaniel Yang
ETA / Thailand
2017 Fulbright Winners

Name / Award / Country

PaigePaige Merwin
ETA / Taiwan
KaliaKalia Vang
ETA / Thailand

Declined Fulbright Award.

YarisetYariset Rodriquez
ETA / South Korea
2016 Fulbright Winners

Name / Award / Country

GretchenGretchen Hughes
ETA / Taiwan
MaiMai Tong Yang
ETA / South Korea
PaulPaul Park
ETA / Thailand
MelissaMelissa Vang
ETA / Thailand
RobinRobin Swingley
ETA / Germany
JillianJillian Andresen
ETA / Malaysia
Diana Elhard
ETA / Turkey

State Department canceled her trip due to civil unrest in Turkey.

Maggie Ellis
ETA / Greece

Declined the invitation for the ACE Teaching Fellows Program at the University of Notre Dame.

Madeline Norgaard
ETA / Malaysia

Declined the award.

2015 Fulbright Winners

Name / Award / Country

AustinAustin Barkley
ETA / Mexico
ErinErin Speltz
ETA / Bulgaria
VictoriaVictoria Adolfoli
ETA / Malaysia
StellaStella Fredrickson
ETA / Greece
JennaJenna Maus
ETA / Malaysia
Teresa Walch
FSRG / Germany
2014 Fulbright Winners

Name / Award / Country

DanDan Schmit
FS-TG / Austria
HeatherHeather Beckius
ETA / Brazil
MelissaMelissa DeOrio
ETA / Turkey
RachelRachel Mullin
ETA / Malaysia
AlexAlex Van Loh
ETA / Germany
LizzyLizzy Baden
ETA / Indonesia
JoeJoe Berns
ETA / Germany
SarahSarah Reisdorf
ETA / Brazil