Philosophy major Carson Williford awarded Fulbright Scholarship
Published on Apr 06, 2017
Carson Williford a December 2016 Honors College graduate with a double major English Literature and Philosophy and a minor in German has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Germany where he will teach English.
A native of Auburn, Carson graduated with a near-perfect 3.97 grade-point-average and he currently serves as Program Assistant for the Alabama Bicentennial Commission in Montgomery. During the spring and summer of 2016 he conducted undergraduate research under the direction of Dr. Diana Eidson, assistant professor in the Department of English. Carson’s research explored sustainable agricultural practices in Alabama and was published as his Honors Thesis titled “New Alabama Farmer: Sustainable Agriculture on Alabama’s Small Farms.”
In addition to his undergraduate research, Carson served as Assistant Editor for Southern Humanities Review; co-creator and Director of “Student University” – a student forum to present ideas and global innovation; a tutor with the Pine Hills Literacy Program; a lead consultant with the Miller Writing Center, and; in the summer of 2014 he was selected for the U.S. – U.K. Fulbright Nottingham Trent University Summer Fellowship.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential.
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