Emma Flemmig and Rachael Kennedy receive Fullbright student program grants

Congratulations to Emma Flemmig and Rachael Kennedy, two of the recipients of this year’s Fullbright student program grants!

Emma Flemmig of Glidden, Iowa, a Ph.D. candidate in crop and soil environmental sciences, will survey rural households in the Punjab state in India. The surveys are designed to measure dimensions of food security and agricultural productivity. The data collected will offer a comparison with Flemmig’s current research in Haiti. She has a master’s degree from North Carolina State University and a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University.

Rachael Kennedy of Blacksburg, Virginia, a Ph.D. candidate in agricultural, leadership, and community education, will spend a year in Turkey investigating food-oriented social movements. Her research will examine causal factors of social movements in Turkey and the potential for community resiliency. She has a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia.

“For 70 years the Fulbright Program has facilitated the exchange of knowledge and collaboration between countries,” said Guru Ghosh, vice president for Outreach and International Affairs. “We look forward to seeing the contributions their experiences will have on the global community, and the university is fortunate to have them serve as ambassadors.”

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