Marshall grad receives Fulbright to work in Slovakia


Ashley Clark, a 2013 bachelor’s degree graduate, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grant to work in the Slovak Republic for 2015-16, according to Dr. Ronald J. Bieniek, professor in the College of Information Technology and Engineering and Fulbright program adviser for Marshall.

Clark is currently teaching in a middle school in Jacksonville, Florida, as part of the Teach for America program. A native of Ona, West Virginia, she graduated from Marshall with a triple major in political science, international affairs and Spanish. Her Fulbright assignment will take her to the ancient city of Stisska Nova Ves, where she will be assisting in a high school which has an English foreign language class. As part of the cultural exchange she will also be doing a community project. In her case she is choosing to work with Romani children, a small minority population in that country.

The Fulbright program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by Sen. J. William Fulbright. The program, which operates in over 155 countries worldwide, awards approximately 8,000 grants annually.