Four Loyola Marymount University (LMU) students received Fulbright Scholarships this year, covering subjects ranging from environmental development in Peru to ethnic conflict in Northern Ireland.
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 Crosby Buhl, class of 2006, majoring in film production; Sylvia Ciborowski, class of 2005, majoring in liberal arts; Adrienne Tygenhof, class of 2006, majoring in political science; and Matt Zuvela, class of 2006, majoring in English.
Buhl plans to shoot a documentary about the lives of present day Germans in the post communist era of the German Democratic Republic party.
While in Germany, Buhl will shoot locations, interview subjects such as consumers, cultural critics, merchants and manufacturers and acquire archival footage of the former German Democratic Republic.
Also, she plans to do the picture and film editing in Germany at the HFF: Hochschule f¸r Film und Fernseh in Postdam.
Upon returning to the United States, Buhl plans to pursue a career in documentary film production that deals with contemporary social phenomena.
Ciborowski plans to study environmental development in a master’s program at the Pontifica Universidad CatÛlica in Peru, under the guidance of professor Pierre Foy.
Ciborowski plans to publish a research paper that will raise international awareness and action in the promotion of stricter enforcement of environmental legislation in Peru and other developing nations.
After she earns her master’s degree, she plans to study international law focusing on developing international environmental standards and binding laws.
Tygenhof plans to earn her master’s in comparative ethnic conflict from Queens University, Belfast, in Northen Ireland, under the guidance of professor Adrian Guelke.
The one-year master’s program aims to help students understand the causes, consequences and solutions to ethnic conflict across the globe.
After graduation, Tygenhof intends to pursue a career in human rights activism and her ultimate goal is working for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Zuvela received a teaching fellowship and will be a teaching assistant in Bonn, Germany.
He will be teaching English as a second language to students varying from ten to 15 years old.
Zuvela studied abroad in Bonn while he was an LMU junior through the New Europe Program.
Upon his return to the United States, he plans to continue teaching high school and ultimately pursuing a graduate degree in creative nonfiction.