Carson School's Howard receives a Fulbright
calendar icon20 Apr 2015Lincoln, Neb.--Bryan Howard, an English and theatre arts and human behavior major from Howell, N.J., is one of five University of Nebraska–Lincoln students who have earned Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grants for the 2015-2016 academic year.
The Fulbright ETA Program is a nationally competitive award that places recent graduates in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to local English language teachers. These students are also cultural ambassadors for the United States.
Students applied for the program in October. Laura Damuth, UNL's fellowship adviser, said the students' success speaks to the preparation they received at UNL.
"The students who were selected to go abroad on these ETA Fulbrights all took advantage of UNL study abroad programs and other opportunities that made them very competitive for the award," Damuth said.A graduate of Howell High School near Farmingdale, N.J., Howard will travel to Indonesia. This will build on his experiences as an English as a Second Language tutor in Lincoln Literacy and a Reading is Leading tutor at Clinton Elementary School.
Howard said he hopes to create a space for communal cultural and theatrical sharing through exploring Western theater and Indonesia's traditional wayang puppet drama. Howard will continue his education through a graduate program in dramaturgy to pursue his plans to work as a freelance dramaturge and professor.
The other four UNL students who received Fulbrights include Julia DeLaRosa, a secondary education and Spanish major with an emphasis in English for Language Learners; Jennifer Gotrik, a 2014 UNL graduate with degrees in journalism and art; Kelsey Lee, an anthropology major with a minor in human rights and humanitarian affairs; and Courtney Leikam, a German and global studies major with minors in women's and gender studies and human rights and humanitarian affairs.