By University Communications
Two faculty, one alumna and one graduating senior from Appalachian State University have received awards from the Fulbright Program, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and those of other countries.
“We are extremely proud of the faculty and young scholars receiving Fulbright awards this year,” Chancellor Sheri N. Everts said. “Global learning and sustainability are two of our university’s strategic initiatives central to the academic mission. The research the professors are conducting – one in Ghana and the other in Malaysia – has broad implications for sustainability in those countries and beyond. Our students’ experiences abroad as teachers and researchers will make them better global thinkers and frame their local actions for a lifetime."
Dr. Susan Lappan in the Department of Anthropology and Dr. Anatoli Ignatov in the Department of Sustainable Development received Fulbright Scholar awards to Malaysia and Ghana, respectively. Receiving prestigious scholarship awards from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for opportunities in Europe were Ryan Hellenbrand ’17 and Megan Holt-Smith ’15 ’16.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. It is designed to build relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries that are needed to solve global challenges.
“Global learning and sustainability are two of our university’s strategic initiatives central to the academic mission.”
– Chancellor Sheri N. Everts
Interested in a scholarship award from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program?
Appalachian’s Office of International Education and Development (OIED) can help you apply.