Headshot of Alex Holmes

We are thrilled to announce that Alex Homes, one of our MAT in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) students, has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) award.

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant programs place grantees in schools overseas to supplement local English language instruction and to provide a native speaker presence in the classrooms. Alex plans to complete his placement in Poland.

Alex joined the TESOL MAT program in the summer of 2021, did his student teaching at the Newcomer School, and plans to finish the TESOL MAT program later this summer 2022.

“For me, this award is a reflection of the supportive community of family, friends, and colleagues that I am beyond grateful to have around me. I am excited for the opportunity to share this recognition with my community, and represent them and UNCG in Poland.”

Prior to enrolling at UNC Greensboro, Alex graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2021 where he majored in Advertising and Public Relations with a minor in Spanish translation and interpretation. One of the highlights of my undergraduate career was working at the YMCA, where I assisted with afterschool programs, sports programs, and summer camp.

Help us in congratulating Alex on this amazing accomplishment!