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Payge Jennings Wins Fulbright ETA to Korea

Wednesday April 27th, 2016
Payge Jennings

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University alumna Payge Jennings thinks knowing how to speak Korean will “come rightback” to her when she returns to South Korea this summer. Her job, however, will be teaching the English language to students. 

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Emily Lembo Wins Fulbright ETA to Korea

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Emily Lembo

SALISBURY, MD---Despite being served live octopus and some “incredibly spicy” foods while teaching in South Korea last summer, Salisbury University senior Emily Lembo can’t wait to return. 

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SU Senior Earns Prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Friday, March 01, 2013
Niki Kunciw

SALISBURY, MD---A Salisbury University student has earned one of the world’s most prestigious international scholarships, the Gates Cambridge award, to explore the development of drugs, especially for antibiotic-resistant diseases. In the process, she is fulfilling a lifelong dream to study near her birthplace.  Senior Dominique Kunciw of Berlin, MD, will pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry at the renowned University of Cambridge.

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Overholt is First SU Student to Earn Fulbright Fellowship

Monday, April 02, 2012 

Charles OverholtMore than three centuries ago, Charles Overholt's ancestors immigrated to America from Germany in search of a better life.  Now, the Pocomoke City native is going back to the country they left as the first Salisbury University student to earn the prestigious Fulbright Student Fellowship, awarded by the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Exchange Program.   

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List of Fellowship Successes


  • Payge Jennings - Fulbright ETA to Korea
  • Ben Lenox - Critical Language Scholarship to India; Newman Civic Fellow
  • Kathryn Stout - Fulbright ETA to Brazil (semi-finalist)
  • Hannah Ennerfelt - Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention
  • Martina Maya Callen - Gilman, India, Summer
  • Molly Miller - Gilman, China, Summer
  • Rachel Pierson - Gilman, Costa Rica, Spring
  • Bridget Wilgus - Gilman, New Zealand (Alternate)
  • Patrick Robbins, Rotary Peace Fellowship, Australia, (finalist)


  • Anthony Lepinasse- Gilman, China, Spring
  • Jonathan Arias - Gilman, Costa Rica, Spring 
  • Corey Kaloc - Gilman, South Korea, Spring
  • Tener Jenkins - Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention
  • Omar Aboul-Enein, NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
  • May Palace, NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Grant
  • Mayra Melendez, FirstGEN Civil Rights Fellowship; and Community Fellowship, Immigrant Justice Corps


  • Emily Lembo - Fulbright ETA Fellowship, Korea
  • Breck Sullivan -  EPA-Greater Research Opportunity Fellowship
  • William Dennis - Gilman, China, Spring
  • Stephanie Ferber - Gilman, Costa Rica, Spring 
  • Rachel Smith - Gilman, Ghana, Spring (declined) 



  • Charles Overholt - Fulbright Fellowship
  • Keyyana Blount - EPA Greater Research Opportunity Fellowship
  • Amanda Stone - EPA Greater Research Opportunity Fellowship
  • Payge Jennings - David L. Boren Scholarship to Korea (Alternate)


  • Vincent Varsalona - Gilman, Japan (Fall)
  • Jessica Akyea - Gilman, Equador (Fall)
  • Emily Hawthorne - Gilman, Ecuador (Spring)
  • Eric Lindblad - Gilman, Estonia (Spring)
  • Jessica Johnson - EPA Greater Research Opportunity Fellowship


  • Daniel McElwain - Gilman, China (Fall)
  • Cherita Richards - Gilman, Ecuador (Fall)
  • Brittany Fouz - Gilman, Ecuador (Fall)
  • James Townsend - Gilman, Tanzania (Spring)
  • Colleen Eschenburg - Gilman, Ecuador (Spring)
  • Emily Thorpe - EPA Greater Research Opportunity Fellowship
  • Jonne Woodard - EPA Greater Research Opportunity Fellowship

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