Class of: 2018
Double Major: Spanish and International Relations
Carroll College is proud to announce that Cierra Powell, class of 2018, is the college’s first recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Award. Beginning in September, Powell will serve as a cultural ambassador for the United States in the Canary Islands (Las Canarias) of Spain where she will be an English Teaching Assistant for early childhood and/or elementary education.
“My experience at Carroll College has greatly prepared me to apply for the Fulbright,” said Powell. “My professors worked in earnest to guarantee the content of their classes were thorough. Regardless of academic discipline, they constantly took the time to ensure that I had the demeanor and work ethic necessary to take on any future academic or professional endeavor I pursued. My life changed just days into my freshman year, in large part, thanks to Dr. Ryan Hallows and Dr. Alexander Street. They provided the unequivocal support as professors, advisors and mentors to help me to discover my passion in global affairs. Overall, the Carroll College faculty and staff are an important part in all of my academic and professional achievements, including my acceptance into the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program, and I am extremely grateful.”