Fulbright Scholars

  • 2012 Fulbright Scholar: JCU alumnus Robert Clines, history ’07, has received a Fulbright Fellowship to complete research on his doctoral dissertation at Syracuse University. He is researching Jesuit missions to the Ottoman Empire, 1550-1650 at the Jesuit archive in Rome.
  • 2011 Fulbright Scholar: Roberto (JR) Santosdiaz Jr. ’11, double major in East Asian studies and economics, selected to teach English for a year in South Korea.
  • 2010 Fulbright Scholars: Kelly Crawford ’10, a middle childhood education major, was awarded a Fulbright to teach English in Korea. Matthew Joyce, a 2004 history alumnus, is conducting research in China, specifically the contributions of the Yi minority to the Long March.
  • 2009 Fulbright Scholars: Dina Baky ’09 spent nine months teaching in the Bordeaux Region of France. Joshua Marcin ’09 researched banking and financial education options for families in El Salvador who receive money from relatives working abroad (remittances); he put his research into action by advocating on their behalf. He also was named a 2008 Truman Scholar. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation annually provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields.

Other Honors

  • Gregory Gutmann ’13 has received a full scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology to pursue a master’s degree in computational biology at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (TITECH). Gutmann majored in computer science and studies at JCU, participating in off-campus learning experiences in both disciplines.
  • Mackenzie Griffin ’13 leads the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Softball Team. Griffin, a communications major with a 3.72 grade point average, was selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). She is the first student-athlete in any sport at John Carroll to receive this honor.
  • Ralph Bunche Institute: Taneisha Means ’09 spent summer 2008 in Durham, North Carolina, in the prestigious and highly competitive Ralph Bunche Summer Institute at Duke University.
  • Bryan Mauk ’08 was awarded the 2008 William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose, which included a $40,000 cash grant. Mauk applied the cash award toward his Metanoia Project for the homeless and opened a drop-in shelter. Mauk is the recipient of numerous honors for his exemplary commitment to community service, including the 2007 Howard R. Swearer Student Humanitarian Award and the 2007 Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless Award.

Jesuit Volunteers International

  • Emily Ferron ’10 spent two years (2010-2012) teaching at Saint Xavier High School in Chuuk, Micronesia. Saint Xavier is a boarding school for the best and brightest in the South Pacific. Ferron’s duties included teaching chemistry, English, literature, psychology, and physical education; coaching basketball and track; and serving as the Girls’ Moderator.
  • Samantha Cocco ’09 was also about 500 miles away from Chuuk on the Island of Pohnpei in Micronesia teaching English, theology, math, and music from 2009-2011. Other JVI volunteers are Matthew Wooters ’09 in Punta Gorda, Belize; Alex Phillips ’10 in Houston, Texas; and Jurell Sison ’10 in Detroit, Michigan.