Truman Recognized for Fulbright Students

Truman was recently recognized as a top producer of U.S. Fulbright students for 2011-2012 in “The Chronicle of Higher Education.”

The University tied in ranking third nationally among master’s institutions with a total of five Fulbright students. Truman had 11 students apply.

The 2011-2012 Truman Fulbright students are: Kari Basquette, studying in Russia; Luke Icenogle in South Korea; Julia Curran in France; Jennifer Wilborn in South Korea; and Ashley Ward in Spain. 

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. A current objective of the program is to encourage participants to find innovative solutions to global issues such as climate change and pandemics.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 310,000 participants — chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. In the past 65 years, more than 44,000 students from the U.S. have benefited from the Fulbright experience.

The Fulbright competition is administered at Truman through Maria Di Stefano, associate provost and dean of graduate studies. For more information about the program or the application process, visit or

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