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Jessica Batterton (left) and Samantha Boss, recipients of Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Fellowships
Fulbright fellowships to send graduates to Mexico, Rwanda

Two BGSU students will be trading their American classrooms for others in Mexico and Rwanda this August as recipients of Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Fellowships. For both, it will be the next step in a series of international experiences.

Samantha Boss will be headed to Mexico after her August graduation, and Jessica Batterton will teach in Rwanda; she graduated May 8. Although they do not yet know their exact assignments, both are eager to go abroad again. Both women were Peace Corps volunteers, and both received their graduate degrees through BGSU's Master of Arts in Cultural and International Education program (MACIE), a Peace Corps Fellows program.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.

Although they chose different areas of specializations in their graduate programs, Boss and Batterton share a love of language and literacy that they hope to bring to others.


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Michael R. Ferrari, 75, Trustee Professor Emeritus of Administration, died May 15 in Arizona. A former provost and executive vice president, he worked at BGSU from 1971-82, serving as interim president from 1981-82.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. May 26 at the Wenban Funeral Home, 320 Vine Ave. in Lake Forest, Ill. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. May 27 at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 400 E. Westminister Road, also in Lake Forest. Read full obituary.

Ivan DenBesten, 82, a professor emeritus of chemistry, died May 16 in Bowling Green. He taught at BGSU from 1961-98.