Three Agnes Scott College students have been selected this
year to receive U.S. Fulbright Fellowships, a prestigious scholarship to
research or teach abroad.
This year’s recipients are Anna Cabe ’13, Camille Hackney
’13 and Rhoda Smith ’13.
Agnes Scott was named one of the top producers of U.S.
Fulbright grant recipients in the country last fall by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The college routinely boasts as
many, or more, Fulbright scholars than top institutions with 20 times or more the
number of students.
The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship
international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the Bureau of
Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State.
Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than
300,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential —
with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and
contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. In the United
States, the Institute of International Education administers and coordinates
activities relevant to the Fulbright Student Program and Fulbright Scholar
Program on behalf of the U.S Department of State.
Cabe, who graduated with a degree in English literature and
creative writing, will be an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in Indonesia.
“I'm interested in blogging about the religion, arts and
culture I will be encountering in this mostly Muslim country, which
nevertheless has hundreds of ethnic groups,” Cabe said. “Particularly,
Indonesia has had a long, complicated history of colonialism and strongman
rule, and I'm curious about how this history plays out in both its art and
After her time in Indonesia, Cabe hopes to get a graduate
degree in English literature and creative writing and go on to become a
professor and published author.
Hackney, who graduated with a degree in sociology/
anthropology, will be an ETA in Spain.
“After Fulbright, I would
like to become certified to be a teacher,” Hackney said.
Smith, with majors in psychology and sociology/anthropology
and a minor in education, will be an ETA in Malaysia.
“My plan after my Fulbright is to continue teaching … perhaps
I will continue teaching abroad, immersing myself in various cultures,” Smith
Smith said she sees herself eventually becoming an elementary
Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location – offering myriad cultural and experiential learning opportunities. A diverse and growing residential community of scholars, this highly selective liberal arts and sciences college is known for its dynamic and challenging intellectual community. Encouraging students to engage the wider world through study abroad and presenting its curriculum with international context, Agnes Scott College delivers on its promise: The World. For Women.