Sevastopol Alumna Named Fulbright Scholar

Stacie Haen-Darden, an alumna of Sevastopol High School and a Justice Studies adjunct faculty member at College of DuPage, has earned a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to teach juvenile justice rehabilitation, criminology and educational practices in Turkey during the fall semester of the 2022-23 academic year.

As a Fulbright Scholar, the Naperville resident will be a senior lecturer at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, a place she called home as an exchange student through the Rotary Youth Exchange program during her senior year of high school.

Drawing from her nearly 20 years of experience establishing educational opportunities for at-risk and troubled youth, Haen-Darden will share her knowledge of best practices and foster international understanding through teaching, experiential learning and dialogues.

“It is an extraordinary honor and privilege to join the ranks of notable College of DuPage (COD) Fulbright alumni and become an ambassador for COD, the Justice Studies program and the United States through my project in Turkey,” Haen-Darden said. “When you build these kinds of collaborative partnerships, you look at things differently than if you were just looking at it through an American vacuum. This experience is going to open up my mind and make me a richer educator.”