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Citadel News Service

For Release
April 11, 2005

Citadel racks up Fulbrights

Cadet Carter Lee Palmer and Modern Languages professor Maj. Katherine Skow have both been awarded Fulbright grants.

Palmer, who is a resident of Washington, Conn., received a scholarship to pursue research at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich for the 2005-2006 academic year. He will examine the security role of the socialist Soldiers’ Councils in the Bavarian Republic of 1918-1919.

A senior history major and a German minor, Palmer is ninth cadet since 1992 to receive a Fulbright Scholarship and the fifth cadet in four years to receive a Fulbright grant to study in Germany.

Skow will also travel to Germany where she will participate in the 2005 Fulbright German Studies Seminar Current Trends in Contemporary German Literature June 8-25. The seminar will take place in Berlin, Leipzig and Hamburg. Skow, who has been on faculty at The Citadel since 1994, is one of 20 German scholars selected from across the country to participate in the seminar.

Modern Languages Department Head Col. Al Gurganus was one of the professors who coached Palmer during the year-long process. He also urged Skow to apply for the seminar.

“The German section of The Citadel’s Department of Modern Languages is relatively small, and yet its three professors have attracted a dozen majors and an equal number of minors and turned out five undergraduate Fulbright scholars in the past four years,” said Gurganus.

Citadel President Maj. Gen. John S. Grinalds, who has sought throughout his eight-year tenure to increase awareness to the college’s academic programs was pleased with the news of the Fulbrights.

“This is quite a coup for the college and validates the strength of our academic programs as well as our continual recognition in U.S. News & World Reports annual college rankings,” said Grinalds.


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