Senior Callie Fishburn has been made a semifinalist for this year’s Fulbright competition!
The Fulbright program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Congress and the Department of State and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of more than 160 countries worldwide. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. She will find out sometime this spring whether she is a finalist.
“With the Fulbright I not only hope to earn a master’s degree, but also have eye-opening experiences that broaden my world perspectives,” Fishburn said. “If I receive the Fulbright, I will be studying in Canada at the University of Saskatchewan, and most likely working on a project involving sustainability in indigenous communities within the province. I believe that the project will give me deeper cultural appreciation for native peoples in both Canada and the United States.”
Reem Zietoon ’17 is heading to pharmacy school next fall!
She’ll be part of a four year program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, which includes three years of classes and a final year of rotations. She was also accepted into Shenandoah University’s program.
“After I graduate [from UMB] I think I would like to do a residency which is two years of clinical training,” Zietoon said. “I haven’t decided exactly which branch of pharmacy I want to pursue after I graduate but clinical seems the most appealing to me right now. The great thing about pharmacy school though is that I will be exposed to all of it before I have to make my decision.”
Zietoon’s interest in the field came when she got a job as a pharmacy technician at the CVS adjacent to Hood during her junior year.
“I have always had an interest in medicine but never considered pharmacy until I started that job,” she said.
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