Turner wins Fulbright to teach in Bulgaria

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Turner is TU's second Fulbright winner in 2013

The University of Tulsa is pleased to announce that senior Jake Turner has received a Fulbright U.S. Student award to teach in Bulgaria for the 2013-14 academic year.

Jake TurnerTurner, a double major in sociology and economics, is expected to graduate from TU this spring. His Fulbright experience will begin later this summer and involve serving as an English teaching assistant at a Bulgarian high school. He also will devote 20 hours a week to teaching English at a foreign language school.

“I will spend the rest of my time ‘bridging cultures,’” Turner said. “I hope to learn as much as I can about Bulgaria and tell people about America. I plan to do some traveling and even try and teach American football.”

A native of Warrensburg, Mo., Turner has played an active role on the TU campus over the past four years, participating in the Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge and conducting research for the Tulsa Institute for Trauma, Abuse and Neglect. He is president of the Student Economics Association and has been recognized as both a TU Top 10 Freshman and Jess Chouteau Outstanding Senior.

Turner is TU’s second Fulbright winner of 2013. History major and senior Cara Dublin recently won a Fulbright U.S. Student award to study in the United Kingdom.

Gail Banzet