June 21, 2010
Two Hampden-Sydney College students, Glen J. Carter II, Class of 2008, and S. Barron Frazier, a rising junior, have received awards from the Fulbright Commission.
Carter has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant. Carter received an English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) grant to spend the 2010-2011 academic year in Taiwan, teaching English to students there.
While at Hampden-Sydney, Carter served as Secretary-Treasurer of Student Government and as a Resident Advisor. He was a member of the Spanish Club, the Society of '91 leadership program, and the Minority Student Union. During his junior year through the H-SC International Studies Program, Carter studied for a semester at the Universidad de Buenos Aires in Argentina. He was the recipient in May 2008 of the Gemborys-Choate-Bouin-Swenson Award for International Studies which recognizes the student who has participated in a College-recognized foreign study experience and who has best demonstrated personal growth by incorporating broader world views into his daily life. Carter left H-SC with a double major in economics and Spanish. He makes his home in Williamsburg.
Frazier was one of 135 exchange participants accepted into a competitive summer institute for American undergraduates. As a Fulbright exchange participant, he will study the power of citizenship and identity in London at Roehampton University in the UK. Barron was raised in Norfolk and attended Norfolk Academy before pursuing a Bachelor in Science in both biology and chemistry at Hampden-Sydney College. He is a Venable Honor Scholar and is a member of the science honor society Chi Beta Phi and the Society of 1791 leadership program at H-SC. Barron finished a 3-year externship program at Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2009. Barron's other interests include sailing, snowboarding, and tennis. He has been a member of Operation Smile's Executive Leadership Council and received the United States President's Volunteer Service Award for his dedicated involvement. In 2007 and 2009, he served as a Student Educator on medical missions to Linyi, China, and Panama City, Panama.
Carter and Frazier are two of over 1,500 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.
The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide providing an opportunity for students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.