UA Named a Student Fulbright Top Producer

UA Named a Student Fulbright Top Producer

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UA has 15 students receiving Fulbright Award offers this year.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama has been recognized as a Top Producing Institution for Fulbright U.S. Student Awards for the sixth time in eight years.

Fifteen UA students received Fulbright Award offers in the 2022-2023 cohort.

“The University of Alabama is proud to be honored as a Fulbright Top Producer yet again, a designation that speaks to the ambition and aptitude of our students and the caliber of our faculty,” said UA President Stuart R. Bell. “We’re grateful for the influence of the Capstone International Center and the leadership of Dr. Teresa Wise and her staff in preparing the next generation of global leaders.”

Fulbright is the most prestigious United States international exchange program, offering opportunities for students, scholars and professionals. The Fulbright Award of the U.S. Department of State offers one-year grants for independent study and research, and for English teaching assistantships overseas. The highly competitive program selects approximately 1,500 award recipients from more than 11,000 applicants each year.

“Our recognition as a Fulbright Top Producer for student programs is an honor for both UA and for our students,” said Dr. Teresa Wise, associate provost of international education and global outreach. “UA is educating top-quality students who develop both the passion and the skills to transform and impact communities in the U.S. and around the world. As they embark on the unique Fulbright opportunity to teach, learn, research, and grow both personally and professionally, we are enormously proud of each of them.”

The UA students who received Fulbright Award offers in this year’s national competition are: Judson Braly (Kenya), Mathew Cieśla (Poland), Andrew Deaton (Czech Republic), Ihuoma Ezebuihe (Nigeria), Nicholas Hayes (Germany), Sarah Homoky (Germany), Lauren L’Etang (Mexico), John “Jack” Lombardo (Germany), Tegan Murrell (Norway), Marie Neubrander (Taiwan), Wesley Clay Richmond (Germany), Channler Dakota Smith (Taiwan), Samuel Watson (South Korea), Bryan Winkler (Spain) and Leona Yeager (Mongolia).

In addition, Abigail Foes, Abbie Giunta and Anna Kate Manchester were awarded Fulbright Canada – MITACS Globalink Internships for summer 2022. The Fulbright-MITACS Globalink supports U.S. students who undertake advanced research projects in Canada.

Students with an interest in applying for next year’s Fulbright program can learn more at and UA Fulbright advisers Paige Booth, Dr. Matthew Feminella, Dr. Lucy Kaufman and Megan Legerski, can be reached at


Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications,, 205-348-8325