Scholar, MMA coach and Auburn Excessive alumni heads to Germany on Fulbright grant | Training

During his Fulbright year of service, Fisher plans to share his culture through guitar presentations and music exchanges, and to build community through classroom and civic service service.

“The general idea is to share the culture that shaped me in Auburn, Tuscaloosa, and my time in Alabama at large, and learn more about something I am very unfamiliar with,” said Fisher. “I also give guitar lessons for fun and I want to continue that for so long.”

Fisher thanks the University of Alabama Fulbright Commission, a group of professors who volunteer to help applicants, and mentions Dr. Matthew Feminella, a German professor in Alabama and an Auburn high alumnus, “integrated” for his award.

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“First of all, you can’t say enough about the German program at the UA,” said Fisher. “They absolutely prepared me without my knowing it, just based on how great their teaching style is and how much they care about their students.”

While in Auburn, Fisher enjoys spending time at his family’s coffee shop, One Bike Coffee, a nonprofit that supports people with multiple sclerosis.

“The Auburn City Schools understand the highly competitive nature of the selection process and are proud of the outstanding performance of Michael Fisher,” said Cristen Herring, Superintendent of the Auburn City Schools, in a statement. “We celebrate this award and the upcoming experience with Michael and his family.”


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