Fulbright awards for Colin Powell School's Claire Lynch & Etienne Forbes

Celebrating our very own Claire Lynch and Etienne Forbes!

Students Claire Lynch and Etienne Forbes are headed to Europe this fall on Fulbright awards 

The two graduating seniors going a select group of 2018-2019 winners nationally in the Fulbright U.S. student program. 

A little bit about our scholars...

Claire, is a Political Science & Jewish studies double major in the Colin Powell School and Macaulay Honors College at CCNY. 

She is the recipient of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant. She'll spend September 2018 to June 2019 as a teacher in Spanish capital's bilingual educational system. 

A resident of Bayville Long Island, Claire plans to attend Law School and specialize in human right law. 

“Subjects that I may teach include literature, history and all in English, but about 50% of my time will be devoted to teaching Model United Nations in a program called Global Classrooms. ”

Etienne is a U.S. Navy veteran who on his return to school graduates from CCNY with a BA in psychology on June 1st. 

The Fulbright U.S. student grant will take him to Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in September for a one-year Master's of Science degree program in culture, organization and management.

His thoughts on Vrije Universiteit...

“I fell in love with the institute teaching methodology and the city itself.”

A resident of Crown Heights in Brooklyn, Etienne's long term goal is to pursue a PhD in education and become a college professor. His research areas of interest are diversity, inclusion, and educational equality.