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Five Seaver Alumni Earn Prestigious Fulbright Scholarship

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Five recent Seaver College graduates have joined the elite rank of Fulbright Scholars, sponsored by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and one of the most prestigious scholarships worldwide.

CAROLYN DAPPER (’14), an English/political science alumna, will concentrate on her passions of teaching and research focusing on post-communist society in the Slovak Republic.

STEVEN FLEMING (’14) will pursue his Fulbright scholarship in Germany to study forest chemical ecology.

In Greece, COURTNEY STABINGAS (’14) will hone her teaching skills at a K-12 school.

Teaching will also be the focus of SARAH HOUSTON (’14), who will work at a university in Turkey.

In Ethiopia, JERUSALEM THEODROS (’14) will study the effects of the migration of Ethiopian-born medical professionals in the country’s health care sector.

These recipients of Fulbright awards were selected based on academic or professional achievement and demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. Over the past 19 years, 47 Pepperdine students have been awarded the Fulbright Scholar honor.

Read more about the Pepperdine Fulbright scholars.