Abigail Wittmer

2016 Fulbright Scholar

Abigail Wittmer

Abigail Wittmer

Abigail Wittmer has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to Spain.

The U.S. Student Fulbright Program, a federally sponsored international, educational and cultural exchange, recognizes academic merit and leadership potential. The program promotes mutual understanding between U.S. residents and people in more than 155 countries worldwide. Fulbrights are among the most prestigious awards in higher education.

“This award is the culmination of years of hard work, and it is really a tribute to those that have helped me get this far. It is only the first step in what I hope will be a lifetime of giving back to my community, both globally and locally.”

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of study:
    Graduates May 2016 from the College of Education and Human Development with a degree in middle/secondary education with dual certification in Spanish and social studies.
  • Other recognition and honors:
    Governor’s Scholars Program

Inspired By

“Dr. Margaret Pentecost served as a mentor to me when I went with the College of Education and Human Development to teach abroad in Belize in May 2015. She has given me invaluable advice about becoming a better teacher and continuing my education. Her door is always open, and she is willing to help no matter the problem. I am grateful for her support through the whole process. Dr. Julie Bunck - As a former Fulbright recipient herself, Dr. Bunck inspired me to apply for the Fulbright in the first place. Through taking her class and learning about her experiences, she was willing to answer any questions I had and genuinely shows an interest in her students’ lives. She is incredibly brilliant and passes along her passion for education and international experience to all of her students. I am lucky to have had the opportunity to learn from her. I have been incredibly blessed to have met the professors that I have met. Indirectly many of them have had a large influence on my success as a student. To name just a few: Dr. Amy Stevens, Dr. Caroline Sheffield, Jean Amick, Dr. Michael Johmann, Dr. Sue Peters."

Hometown information

  • Hometown:
    Fort Mitchell, Ky
  • High school:
    2012 graduate of Notre Dame Academy, Park Hills, Ky
  • Parents:
    Ann and Carl Wittmer of Fort Mitchell