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CCNY Grad Students Ilan McKenna And Sara Roffino Win Fulbright Teaching Assistantships
NEW YORK, May 18, 2009 – Ilan McKenna and Sara Roffino, graduate students in The City College of New York's (CCNY) School of Education, have received 2009-2010 Fulbright Program English Teaching Assistantships (ETA).
ETAs are grants whose recipients are placed in schools or universities out of the host country's capital city. Grant recipients are assigned various activities designed to improve their students' language abilities and knowledge of the
Ms. McKenna, who is pursuing a Master's in Special Education (M.S.E.D.) is headed for
Both are New York City Teaching Fellows and currently work in classrooms in
"It's a huge honor and I'm extremely excited at being awarded the assistantship," said Ms. McKenna, a resident of Greenpoint,
A graduate of Emory
"I wanted a challenge and to work with children who needed the most help, children with severe emotional disturbance," Ms McKenna added.
Ms. Roffino was equally ecstatic at being awarded the Fulbright."The best and most inspiring teachers I have had are the ones who were able to bring their life's adventures back into the classroom -- this is what I hope to do," she said.
Ms. Roffino earned a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
About the Fulbright Scholar Program
Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Sen. J. William Fulbright of
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