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Local student is one of six at Transylvania to earn Fulbright grant

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By The Staff

Stefanie Brock of La Grange is one of six current and former Transylvania University students to receive a 2009 Fulbright grant to teach abroad.

Brock, who is proficient in Spanish, will teach English to university students in Colombia through the Fulbright Program’s English Teaching Assistantships grant. She will live and work in the country for 10 months.

In addition to her teaching duties, Brock, the daughter of Spud and Susan Brock, plans to use her biology background to promote environmental responsibility in a country she said is in “dire need” of environmental education. In particular, she wants to share information about edible lawns.