A 19th UT student—Tiana Castillo—has just been offered a Fulbright US Student Program award for the 2018–19 academic year, making this record-setting year even more impressive for the university.
In its history, UT has had 77 student Fulbright recipients, with its first in 1959. This year, UT had 52 Fulbright candidates and 27 semifinalists, with 19 students offered awards—all single-year records for the university. UT also has one alternate who could still receive an award.
Castillo, of Nolensville, Tennessee, is a senior majoring in communication studies with a minor in religious studies. She will travel to Vietnam for an English teaching assistantship.