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August 22, 2013

Richfield Springs resident awarded Fulbright Grant to Russia

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According to the release, Doubleday found that certain maps in the collection were created by the great-grandfather of family friends who hosted her while she was in D.C.

At Rochester, Doubleday served as president of the Undergraduate Religion and Classics Council, was a member of the Slavic Club, participated in Colleges Against Cancer and Relay for Life. Doubleday was also a Freshman Fellow and volunteered as a language tutor in a Rochester city elementary school through the Modern Languages and Cultures Council. Her list of academic accolades is extensive, including the Iota Book Award from the Rochester chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the Sophomore Book Award for Russian, the Classics Honor Society and the Slavic Honor Society. Doubleday was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa this spring, graduating summa cum laude, and with highest distinction in both Russian and classics. Doubleday has returned to the Library of Congress for the summer before heading back to Russia to commence her Fulbright year.

The Rochester Fulbright student scholars will be heading to 10 countries in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Doubleday will be placed in Voronezh, Russia.

Fulbright Grants, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, offer opportunities for career-launching study, teaching, and research abroad to college graduates and current graduate students. Since 2008, 45 Rochester students and alumni have received a Fulbright Grant, which is among the most prestigious and competitive post-graduate fellowship programs.

Belinda Redden, director of fellowships at Rochester who worked with many of the students who earned Fulbrights, said this has been an extraordinary year in national student fellowship competitions at Rochester, perhaps the best ever.

“Our candidates achieved many firsts and exceeded prior results in numerous award contests, but I am especially thrilled that so many of our Fulbright applicants, with their diverse backgrounds, academic concentrations, extracurricular interests and career aspirations, selected to pursue their varied and inspiring projects around the globe,” she said in the release. “All of us at Rochester who worked with Fulbright candidates this past year are extremely proud and pleased for our students’ success on this national scale. We know that they are already inspiring future Rochester Fulbright applicants, making it all the more important that we celebrate the triumphs of our winners.”

Doubleday is  a 2009 graduate of Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School and the daughter of Fred and Louise Doubleday.

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