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Kathryn Bathgate ’16

SELECTED AS THE PRESTIGIOUS

FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR

Taylor Kendra ’15

RECEIVES LYCOMING COLLEGE’S

HIGHEST STUDENT HONOR

I have had the pleasure

of interacting with many

incredible student leaders,

dedicated professors, and

campus activists.

S

enior Kathryn Bathgate

has been selected for the

prestigious opportunity to

serve as an ambassador in

Germany for the Fulbright

Student Program.

“I’m honored to have

been chosen to serve and

look forward to immersing

myself in the German culture,”

said Bathgate, who spent

her junior year in Germany.

“I’m eager to shatter their

stereotypes of America and

educate them about our

culture.”

Bathgate is one of only 140

students selected from across

the United States this year

to the Fulbright U.S. Student

Program. Her inspiration

to apply to the program

came from Len Cagle, Ph.D.,

associate professor of German,

and the language assistants at

Lycoming College.

Hailing from Hanover,

Pennsylvania, Bathgate

majored in German, with

minors in English literature and

business. She will be teaching

English in North Rhine

Westphalia, Germany, through

the summer of 2016.

As a Fulbright Scholar,

Bathgate will represent

the country as a cultural

ambassador while she is

overseas, helping to enhance

mutual understanding

between Americans and the

people in Germany. Bathgate

will meet, work, live with, and

learn from the people of the

host country, sharing daily

experiences and interacting

with hosts on a one-on-one

basis.

The Fulbright Program

is the flagship international

educational exchange

program of the United

States offering opportunities

for students and young

professionals to undertake

international graduate

study, advanced research,

university teaching, and

primary and secondary

school teaching worldwide.

The program currently

awards approximately 1,900

grants annually in all fields

of study, and operates in

more than 140 countries

worldwide. Fulbright

alumni populate a range

of professions and include

ambassadors, members of

Congress, judges, heads

of corporations, university

presidents, journalists, artists,

professors and teachers.

T

aylor Kendra of Sellersville,

Pennsylvania received

Lycoming College’s Chieftain

Award this spring. The award

is the highest honor given to

a graduating senior who has

shown the utmost dedication

and leadership qualities while at

Lycoming, and whose academic

rank is above the median of the

preceding senior class.

“Being awarded Chieftain

has been unbelievable, and it

is difficult to put into words

just how awestruck I am by the

recognition,” said Kendra. “I have

tried to help Lycoming in many

little ways and in doing so I have

had the pleasure of interacting

with many incredible student leaders, dedicated professors, and

campus activists. They have been an inspiration and a constant

force of enthusiastic progress here, and I am so lucky to have

known them.”

Kendra majored in archaeology and creative writing and earned

a certification in elementary and special education. She was the

vice president of the Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society, the

secretary of the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society and

a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. She has

earned dean’s list mention in each of her seven semesters at the

college.

Her participation in extracurricular activities also earned her

induction into the IRUSKA Honor Society, given to nine students

annually for significant contributions to campus life. Kendra’s

involvement has also earned her Panhellenic Women’s History

Month Recognition and a Lycoming “Brick of the Week.” She

received a creative writing scholarship all four years at the college

and was a two-time recipient of the Tributary Fiction Prize.

Kendra has served as president of the Creative Arts Society,

poetry editor of the Tributary, and secretary of Revolution Against

Rape. She is also involved with theatre, the Black Student Union,

Fencing Club, and The Lycourier.

In addition to her involvement in student organizations, she has

also volunteered with a number of non-profit organizations and

awareness campaigns including Race Across America, Lyco

Hunger Games and the Uptown Music Collective.

Upon graduation, Kendra plans to serve as crew chief for the

Neurofibromatosis Team’s Race Across America riders. After that,

she plans to go to Cyprus to study at Lycoming’s archaeological

field school and plans to pursue a master’s degree.

I’m honored to have been

chosen to serve and look

forward to immersing

myself in the German

culture.

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