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Nicol, the daughter of Laura and Mike Nicol of Wapakoneta, OH, is a 2010 graduate of USC with a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs. While at USC, Nicol was a co-instructor for University 101 and a graduate assistant in the Career Center, graduate intern in Off-Campus Student Services and practicum assistant with International Student Services and Study Abroad. Nicol received an undergraduate degree in philosophy and interpersonal communication with honors from Bowling Green State University. As a Fulbright Scholar, Nicol will teach English and lead cross-cultural activities at a university in Macau. Nicol wants to stay in higher education, either continuing in the area of international education or pursuing a doctorate with the goal of becoming a full professor.

Williams, daughter of Dorothy Williams of Jacksonville, FL, and Lawrence Williams of Richmond, VA, is a doctoral student in public health at the Arnold School of Public Health at USC. While at USC, she received a research award from the Institute for African American Research and a graduate incentive fellowship. In 2009, she was a scholar with the National Institutes of Health Minority Health International Research Training Program in Ghana. She will use her Fulbright award to examine the impact of a culturally appropriate cervical cancer education program for women in Kumasi, Ghana. Williams received her undergraduate degree in biology and a master’s in public health from Florida A&M University.

Gahm, son of Mary Gahm of Panama City, FL, and Bruce Gahm of Lexington, SC, is a 2001 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in finance and international business. He was a member of the South Carolina Honors College and a Palmetto Fellow. He is a recipient of a 2009 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. As a Fulbright Scholar, Gahm will study at the Instituto de Empresa Foundation Business School in Madrid, Spain. After his Fulbright year, Gahm has an interest in venture capital and infrastructure finance in the developing world.

Stoudenmire, son of Kim and Lynn Stoudenmire of Greer, SC, is a 2008 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in history. While at USC, he was a columnist with The Daily Gamecock, president pro-tempore of the Student Senate, 2007 Homecoming king and president of the national leadership society, Omicron Delta Kappa. Stoudenmire recently earned a master’s of education degree in higher education from the University of Arkansas and is currently pursuing a master’s of art in history at Arkansas. As a Fulbright Scholar, he will teach English in Georgia and conduct research on the impact of study in the United States on the civic behaviors of students in an emerging democracy. After his Fulbright year, he will teach English at a university in Eastern Europe with the United States Peace Corps.

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