Angela Scardina of Kittanning, Pa., awarded Fulbright to Austria


Image: Angela ScardinaAngela Scardina of Kittanning, Pa., has been awarded a Fulbright to Austria. She will be participating in the U.S. Teaching Assistantship Program, which the Fulbright Commission coordinates in conjunction with the Austrian Ministry of Education.

Angela, who graduated from Fairfield University in May with a bachelor of science degree, participated in a research project at Fairfield that investigated the relationship of sentence structure to thinking processes. As a result, she was a co-author of a research paper presented at the International Academy of Linguistics, Behavioral and Social Sciences in Orlando, Fla. Last summer she completed a practicum in Leipzig, Germany, at Max Planck Institute for Cognitive Neuropsychology.

During her senior year, Angela was a research intern at Yale University where her work focused on language development through reading and speech and investigating reading disabilities.

Angela was elected to Alpha Mu Gamma, the National Foreign Language Honor Society, received the prestigious Frank Bukvic German scholarship, and was a member of the University Glee Club for four years. At Fairfield she majored in psychology and completed a double minor in modern languages (German) and religious studies.

Fairfield University announced three Fulbright awards to members of the Class of 2001, bringing to 26 the number of Fulbrights awarded to its graduates since 1993. Angela's classmates, Julia Tsisin of New Haven, Conn., and Suzanne Uzzilia of Acra, N.Y., will be going to Russia and Korea respectively.

The U.S. Congress created the Fulbright Program in 1946, immediately after World War II, to foster mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchanges. Senator J. William Fulbright, sponsor of the legislation, saw it as a step toward building an alternative to armed conflict. Today the Fulbright Program is the U.S. Government's premier scholarship program, enabling U.S. citizens to gain international competence in an increasingly interdependent world.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on July 1, 2001

Vol. 34, No. 18