Northbrook Native Wins Fulbright Fellowship


Leslie Kang of Northbrook, who graduated from Knox College on June 4, has received a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship for international research and teaching.

Kang, an educational studies major, will teach English in South Korea.

Two other Knox graduates, Joanna Stack of Chicago and Brent Newman of Dallas, Texas, also recently received Fulbright Fellowships. Stack, an anthropology and sociology major who graduated June 4, will go to India to teach English. Newman, a 2010 graduate who majored in environmental studies, will travel to Jamaica to study the Jamaican yellow boa, a snake that has been listed as a vulnerable species according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

Knox College has a long history with Fulbright Fellowships. Three graduating Knox seniors received a Fulbright Fellowship in 2010, and 21 Knox students have been selected for the honor since 1999.