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Tacoma’s University of Puget Sound once again was named a top producer of Fulbright students. This year, five students from the small, private, liberal arts university received Fulbright awards for the 2019-20 academic year — a number that tops any other baccalaureate institution in the Pacific Northwest.

The list of this years’ Fulbright scholars was published mid-February by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Those who receive the award — which is the U.S. government’s flagship program for international educational exchange — have the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, and more.

Since the program began in 1946, more than 390,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals have been named Fulbright scholars. The process is a competitive one that at Puget Sound is administered through the university’s fellowships office.