CHICAGO, IL (May 12, 2015) — Two ECC women who graduated this spring from North Park University have been awarded prestigious Fulbright grants for international English Teaching Assistantships (ETA).
Natalie Wilson, whose family attends Salem Covenant Church in New Brighton, Minnesota, will teach English for 10 months in Ecuador. Wilson was a double major in elementary education and Spanish. She will begin her work in September.
During her time at North Park, Wilson served as an Urban Outreach site leader for the tutoring program at nearby Peterson Elementary School. She also taught adult ESL summer courses and studied in Ecuador for eight weeks last year.
Kate Asnicar, whose family attends Harvest Ridge Covenant Church in Shawnee, Kansas, will serve as an ETA in Malaysia. She graduated with a bachelor of arts in history and a minor in global studies. She is scheduled to begin her assistantship in January 2016.
While at North Park, Asnicar worked in the Writing Center, served as a University Ministries worship leader, and sang in the Gospel Choir Touring Ensemble.
Including Wilson and Asnicar, 14 North Park students and three faculty members in the past seven years have earned Fulbright grants.
The Fulbright Program was established by the U.S. Congress in 1946, and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. It is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.