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11 students at Penn State secure Fulbright awards

Eleven Penn State students have received Fulbright scholarships to support their work abroad in 2013-2014, the university has announced.

The awards were given for two categories of work: a research and study program and another for teaching English. Graduate students will receive the funding as financial support as they complete their dissertations.

Receiving the awards for study and research were grad student Peter van Lidth de Jeude; undergraduates Stephen Mooney, Dana James and Michael Henry; and alumni Eric Dyrdahl and Zachary Jones.

The students receiving the teaching awards are undergrads Cassandra Romanowski, Jessica Skocik, Dana Ray and Mary Katerman, and graduate student William Langford.

Mooney is in Chile, where he’s studying the vocational education system in the hope of bringing back to the U.S. best practices and lessons learned, said Ruth Mendum, the fellowship director at Penn State.

Van Lidth, a historian, is researching the personal files of German bureaucrats who ran the country’s military efforts in World War I.

The other countries where the students are working are Chile, Croatia, Bulgaria, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Tanzania and Kenya.