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UW alumna – first Peace Corps volunteer, now Fulbright Grant recipient: Rhonda Petree

Jun. 20, 2018
Category: Recognition

I received a Fulbright Grant to teach at Narva College at the University of Tartu in Narva College for the 2018-2019 academic year. I will be teaching English language and teaching methodology courses while at Narva College.

I have been the Director of the English Language Transition Program at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls since 2011.

I earned an MA in English as a Second Language from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010.

I earned a BA in History and Political Science with certificates in European Studies and Global Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999.

After graduating from Madison, I served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Aktobe, Kazaksthan from 1999-2001, where I taught English as a Foreign Language

My husband, Don Kirkpatrick, also a graduate of UW-Madison with a PhD in 2010 in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, a MS in 2002 in Educational Administration, and a MA in 2001 in Educational Policy Studies, will accompany me to Estonia, as will our two children Lillian (12 years old) and Owen (nine years old).

My interest in global affairs and education is rooted in my education both on and off campus in Madison. I recall history and political science courses that helped me understand the world. Madison opened my eyes to possibilities and opportunities. I am forever proud of my degree from UW-Madison.

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