SM East graduate receives prestigious Fulbright award

Emily Hipps

A 2007 SM East graduate is among this year’s recipients of the prestigious Fulbright awards.

Emily Hipps, who attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, after high school, will be teaching and conducting research in Turkey with funding from the award.

At Coe, Hipps triple majored in English, sociology and creative writing. She now lives outside the Twin Cities, where she served as an AmeriCorps volunteer after graduating from college in 2011.

The Fulbright program provides funding for around 1,500 student to travel and student abroad each year.