Apostolos Hatzigiannidis, 25, from Rochester, who graduated in the spring of 2008 from SUNY Brockport, accepted a grant from the Fulbright Commission in 2008. Hatzigiannidis received the Padagogischer Austauschdienst Teaching Assistantship / Fulbright Grant for 2008-09. A double major in international business and Spanish, Hatzigiannidis is one of only 140 candidates to receive this award and the first Brockport student to travel overseas as a Fulbright scholar. During the 10-month grant period, he will serve as an English teacher’s assistant in Germany. A double major in International Business and Spanish, Hatzigiannidis played two years for the Golden Eagles Lacrosse team, where he played eight games as a goalie and made 15 saves.
Riedesel, a graduate of Westfield Academy and Central School, has already visited South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. She studied in India, spent a summer in Tanzania and went on travel expeditions in Europe and Kyrgyzstan. Her bachelor’s degree is in Education, with a concentration in Adolescence Education - Social Studies/History. In September 2010, Riedesel departs for Turkey on a one-year Fulbright scholarships to become an English Teaching Assistant. She received master’s degrees in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in May 2010.