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Pat Dunn '12
Pat Dunn '12
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Pat Dunn '12 Bound for Malaysia Through Fulbright ETA

By Holly Foster
Posted April 4, 2012
Tags Education Fellowships and Scholarships Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Student Stories

Pat Dunn ’12, a candidate for May graduation, has been awarded a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Malaysia. He is an environmental studies and creative writing major at Hamilton.

Dunn studied abroad with SIT in Tanzania in fall 2010. He is a Hamilton Outing Club and Adirondack Adventure leader, vice president of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, and a member of Hamilton Environmental Action Group. He has worked as a writer in Hamilton’s Media Relations office for four years.

Dunn has spent the last three summers working as a counselor/environmental educator at Oswegatchie Educational Center in Croghan, N.Y. This summer and fall, he’ll be employed as a canoe guide for The Wild Center in Tupper Lake.

Upon his return to the U.S, Dunn hopes to build a career that combines his love of writing with his enthusiasm for environmentalism and outdoor recreation.

The Fulbright ETA Program, an element of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, places U.S. students as English teaching assistants in schools or universities overseas, thus improving foreign students’ English language abilities and knowledge of the United States while increasing their own language skills and knowledge of the host country. ETAs may also pursue individual study/research plans in addition to their teaching responsibilities.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

Dunn is the son of Claire and Edward Dunn of Marcellus, N.Y.

Pat Dunn is a graduate of Marcellus High School.

 

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