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USF fields 5 top-tier Fulbright Scholars

Posted Apr 24, 2012 by Lindsay Peterson

Updated Apr 28, 2012 at 05:25 PM

It’s not all bad news at USF these days.

Consider these five students who’ve received prestigious Fulbright Scholarships.

Zak Boggs: While completing his bachelor’s in biomedical sciences and master’s in marketing, he was captain of the Men’s Soccer Team and named Humanitarian Player of the Year. Now a pro player with the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer, he plans to do cancer research at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom.

Ryan Salazar: He plays trombones and has devoted himself to the study and research of teaching music and education reform. He led the USF marching band, Herd of Thunder, and received a Golden Bull award last year, one of 20 students picked from among more than 46,000 for their leadership, scholarship and service. He’ll be studying music education at the Institute of Education at the University of London.

Charles Dillon Swift: Another trombone player, he received the Presser Award as the most outstanding music undergraduate student at USF. He’s performed around the world, including at USF’s Bone Day. He plans to study at the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater Rostock, in Germany.

Trina Halfhide: She’s working on a doctorate in engineering science with research focusing on microalgae and their production of biofuels compounds. She’s also the principal investigator for the USF Solar Initiative, receiving a $160,000 grant for the effort.  She is president USF’s Engineers for a Sustainable World chapter and a member of the USF Triathalon Team, Tribulls. She’s headed to the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

Anne Pfister: Working on her doctorate in applied anthropology, she’s headed to Mexico City to study cultural norms of deafness, and identity and language among Mexican youth. Last year, she received the Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Assistant. She’s fluent in Spanish and working toward proficiency in Mexican Sign Language.

To read more about the five scholars, you can go here.

If you want to find out what it takes to be a Fulbright Scholar, check out this workshop tomorrow.

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