Dr. Beth Bennett, adjunct lecturer of English at Metropolitan College, was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach for nine months in the English Department at the University of Ghana. Bennett will teach African American literature and writing, undertake research in Accra and other sites in the country, and retrace the steps Richard Wright took on his visit to Ghana in the 1950s (a journey Bennett discusses in her essay “Shooting Slavery’s Image in Black Power: A Close Reading of Three Richard Wright Photographs,” published in 2010 by Peter Lang in Writing with Light: Words and Photographs in American Texts, edited by Mick Gidley).
MET congratulates student Angela Hasemann, RD, CSP, who received the Fuschia Lucille Johnson Memorial Scholarship from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. Hasemann, who is earning her master’s in Health Communication online, is an outpatient pediatric dietitian for the Children’s Fitness Clinic at University of Virginia Children’s Hospital.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation awards scholarships each year to registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians registered (DTRs) pursuing advanced degrees.