Graduating senior Nate White has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award to teach next year at an elementary school in northern Spain.
White graduated May 14 with a Bachelor’s degree in economics, with a minor in Spanish, from Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. He also earned a Bachelor’s degree in educational studies from Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development.
A native of Lexington, Kentucky, White was the recipient of a Mustang Scholarship and Provost Scholarship at SMU. He says he was inspired to apply for the Fulbright program after studying abroad his junior year through the semester-long SMU-in-Spain program in Madrid, where he had an internship as an English teaching assistant.
“I want to be a teacher someday, so the Fulbright program realized this dream,” he says.
White says he became interested in the field of teaching after taking an educational psychology course taught by Ann Batenburg, clinical assistant professor at the Simmons School. “Since then, field observations, camp counseling and other courses have led me along this career path,” says White, who also served as a research assistant on a bilingual education project in the Simmons School and Dedman College.