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NMSU student receives Fulbright Grant

New Mexico State University anthropology senior Hwa-Sun "Sunny" Diaz has been awarded a 1999-2000 Fulbright Grant to teach English in Korea.

Diaz is the fifth NMSU student since 1993 to receive the Fulbright grant. In addition to teaching in Korea, Diaz will conduct independent research on traditional healing systems used in Korea.

Diaz, who grew up in Alamogordo but was born in Korea, said the Fulbright will be the "perfect chance for me to go back and learn more about my ancestry."

Diaz will receive her bachelor's degree May 15. While at NMSU, she concentrated on medical anthropology. Research she conducted through a Minority Participation Undergraduate Research Assistantship gave her the opportunity to begin researching in her discipline.

Considered the United States government's premier scholarship program, Fulbright scholars must be U.S. citizens and hold a bachelor's degree when the grant is awarded.

The 2000-2001 Fulbright Award competition begins May 1, 1999. Students are encouraged to apply early. Undergraduates who will graduate by summer 2000, and current graduate students interested in the Fulbright Program, should contact Paul Huntsberger, assistant director of the Center for International Programs, at (505) 646-3199.
Joy Victory
May 11, 1999