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Four LMU Students Receive Fulbright Scholarships

Four LMU students received Fulbright Scholarships this year, covering subjects ranging from perceptions of therapy in Mexican culture to Balinese Gamelan music in Bali. Fulbright scholarships are given to U.S. citizens and nationals of other countries for a variety of educational activities, primarily university lecturing, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. The recipients are:

Jose Cabrera ’03, MA: Marital and Family Therapy

Cabrera will collaborate with therapists in Querétaro, Mexico to learn how they engage clients and provide therapy for families in Mexico. Upon his return to the United States, he plans to create a training curriculum for therapists that will help them provide more effective mental health services for Mexican families by integrating American therapies with Mexican theories and techniques.

Ellen Krause ’08, History major and German minor

Krause plans to teach English in a high school or junior high school in southern Germany. Upon her return to the United States, she hopes to pursue a master’s degree in either history or education and teach history at the high school level.

David Montes ’08, Theology major and minors in German and Philosophy

Montes plans to teach conversational English and American culture to secondary school students in Seitenstetten and Amstetten, Austria. In addition to teaching, he will study the influence Roman Catholicism has had on Austria’s national identity. Upon his return to the United States, he plans to continue teaching students and ultimately pursuing a career as a university professor of theological studies, with an emphasis on social justice.

Paddy Sandino’05, Screenwriting, Music Composition and Ethnomusicology

Sandino will study the development of Balinese Gamelan music in Bali, an Indonesian island, specifically recent changes in perception and discourse regarding indigenous music theory. Upon his return to the United States, Sandino plans to pursue a Ph.D. program in ethnomusicology. He hopes to use the research he gathered from Bali as the foundation for his planned dissertation on Balinese music.