• Experience abroad pays off for Fulbright scholars

    Cleyera Martin and Lauren HughesTwo of Baylor’s newest alumni will soon be teaching English in Germany as the University’s latest recipients of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.

    Lauren Hughes and Cleyera Martin both graduated on Saturday — Hughes with a degree in international studies and Martin with a degree in German. Both students enjoyed significant study-abroad experiences while at Baylor, which they will further thanks to the Fulbright Scholarship. The flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, the Fulbright Program is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.”

    Both students also had great things to say about their time at Baylor. “While corresponding with Baylor throughout the application process, I definitely felt that I was important and not just a number on a long list of applicants,” Martin said. “While at Baylor, I have had the chance to experience that first hand.”

    “There are so many instances when Baylor faculty and staff really went out of their way to help me and to advise me on normal life challenges as well as career choices,” Hughes echoed.

    Sic ’em, Fulbright scholars!