Alumna receives rare Fulbright renewal

Alicia Dallman (’09) was one of four Nebraska Wesleyan students to receive a coveted Fulbright Scholarship for international study in 2009. Another four took home Fulbrights again in 2010. But Dallman’s performance in Cantabria, Spain, has earned her something that very few Fulbright scholars receive: an invitation to do it all again.

“I largely facilitated Global Classrooms, a program designed to foster explorations of international issues… and (build) English language proficiency,” Dallman said of her work in Cantabria. She said that Global Classrooms is closely related to the Model United Nations program where students study and debate issues of global concern.

“Global Classrooms not only literally expanded the classroom by sending my students to international conferences and the U.N. headquarters in New York, but also brought many issues home to Cantabria.” Dallman’s students “soon began to bring newspaper articles from the ‘global section’ to class and insisted on analyzing current events.”

She said, “After a truly remarkable experience with my students, fellow teachers and host school, I eagerly accepted the option to renew my Fulbright Scholarship.”