April 20, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2017
McDANIEL COLLEGE GRADUATE STUDENT MAGGIE MYERS RECEIVES FULBRIGHT AWARD
One of Four Students from McDaniel Awarded a Fulbright Award for the 2017–2018 Academic Year
Maggie Myers of Finksburg, Md., has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) in South Korea
WESTMINSTER, Md. – Maggie Myers of Finksburg, Md., a student in the Better Educators for Students of Tomorrow (BEST) graduate program at McDaniel, has been named a Fulbright finalist for an English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) in South Korea.
She is among four McDaniel students who have received Fulbright awards for the 2017–2018 academic year. This is the fourth consecutive year that a McDaniel student has been named a Fulbright recipient. A total of 10 McDaniel students have ever been awarded a Fulbright scholarship.
Myers, who graduates from the BEST program in May with a master’s degree in secondary education, is a student teacher at Shiloh Middle School in Hampstead, Md., and also student-taught at Manchester Valley High School in Manchester, Md., as well as served as a substitute ESOL teacher in Carroll County Public Schools.
She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English from McDaniel in 2016 and was a recipient of a Delta Kappa Gamma scholarship for women educators pursuing advanced degrees, including master’s and Ph.D. She most recently was selected as a “Maryland Teacher of Promise” by the Maryland State Department of Education.
As an undergraduate student, she was a member of Kappa Delta Pi, the international education honor society, as well as Sigma Tau Delta English honor society and Alpha Lambda Delta national honor society. She earned The Duke of Edinburgh’s silver medal for her achievement in community service, physical fitness, special skills and adventurous journey.
In addition, she worked as a writing center tutor and tutored English for McDaniel’s Student Academic Support Services Office. She also volunteered for Palabras 2 Words, a student organization at McDaniel that tutors native Spanish speakers in English, and worked as a summer counselor teaching English as a second language at the English Language Institute at Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pa.
The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State, is the flagship international exchange program. Since 1946, the Fulbright program has provided more than 370,000 participants with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
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Editor’s Note: Headshot of Maggie Myers is available for download.
McDaniel College, founded in 1867 and nationally recognized as one of 40 “Colleges That Change Lives,” is a four-year, independent college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 25 highly regarded graduate programs. Its personalized, interdisciplinary, global curriculum and student-faculty collaboration develop the unique potential in every student. A diverse, student-centered community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students, McDaniel offers access to the resources of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and is the only American college with a European campus in Budapest, Hungary. www.mcdaniel.edu