Recent Azusa Pacific University graduate Katherine Ruprecht, a Mendocino, California resident, received a prestigious Fulbright Award for the 2018-19 school year.

Ruprecht, who received her M.A. in Education: School Librarianship from APU in Spring 2018, will travel to Romania under an English Teaching Assistantship from the Fulbright Program.

“In Romania, I hope to act as a positive representative for the United States and help students improve their English. APU has prepared me for this experience by teaching me to appreciate and promote diversity through education,” Ruprecht said. “With the Fulbright grant, I will partake in an independent research project to examine how Romanians see themselves culturally 11 years after joining the European Union.”

Ruprecht is one of four APU graduates to receive a Fulbright Award this year, joining Corrie Henderson, B.A. ’17, Camilla Reese, B.A. ’18, and Tara Edwards, M.A. ’18. Fulbright participants are chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential. The Fulbright Program selects only about 1,600 U.S. students a year out of hundreds of thousands of applicants. APU boasts 39 Fulbright students since 2003.

The Fulbright Program is an international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” Fulbright participants receive the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Since the program’s origin in 1946, there have been approximately 370,000 Fulbright participants.

Katherine Ruprecht
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