Oklahoma State University Announces Fulbright Awards for 2021-2022
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
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Oklahoma State University is pleased to announce that two faculty members have received a Fulbright International Education Administrators grant.
Dr. Richard Frohock, associate dean of the Honors College, and Dr. Jami Fullerton, director of academic programs in the School of Global Studies, will travel to Europe during the fall semester to strengthen university connections and learn about higher education systems abroad.
Fulbright International Education Administrators awards are seminars designed to help U.S. international education professionals create empowering connections with their counterparts in higher education systems of other countries. Both Frohock and Fullerton will have the opportunity to learn about their host countries’ education system, as well as establish networks of U.S. and international colleagues over the course of an intensive two-week grant duration.
Fulbright organizes campus visits with a cross-section of colleges and universities, including briefings with faculty, university administration, government officials and leading education experts at public and private institutions. As Fulbright recipients, Frohock and Fullerton will share knowledge and foster meaningful connections between OSU and institutions abroad. Fulbright recipients expand their professional networks, often continuing collaborations started abroad, and laying the groundwork for forging future partnerships between institutions.
Frohock, a professor in the English department, received the Fulbright International Education Administrators grant to Germany. In November 2021, Frohock will attend lectures, workshops and campus visits in Berlin and other regions of Germany to explore the manifold opportunities for academic exchanges in Germany and the challenges of these institutions.
“I’m excited to work on building connections that will help OSU students study in Germany in the coming years, and hopefully bring German students to OSU,” Frohock said. “Most immediately, the grant will provide an invaluable opportunity to plan an OSU travel course to Berlin, hopefully in the Spring 2022 semester.”
Fullerton, professor and Peggy Layman Welch Chair in strategic communications, currently serves as the director of academic programs in the School of Global Studies. Her Fulbright International Education Administrators grant will support her travel to France in October 2021. While in France, Fullerton will spend time in Paris and Lille to understand higher education challenges and potential for collaboration among OSU and different types of institutions in France.
“I’m honored to be selected to represent OSU abroad and I am looking forward to developing partnerships with institutions in France,” Fullerton said.
The U.S. Fulbright Program is administered at OSU through the School of Global Studies and Partnerships. Cara Menasco Eubanks serves as the Fulbright Program Advisor and Fulbright Scholar Liaison to assist students and faculty with finding Fulbright opportunities and the application process.
“OSU is proud of these two administrators who are working to create international opportunities for our students.” said Dr. Randy Kluver, associate provost and dean of the School of Global Studies and Partnerships. “The Fulbright program is recognized around the world for its role in international exchange, and we are confident that this program will create new opportunities for students and faculty at OSU.”
More information about the Fulbright program at OSU is available at global.okstate.edu/Fulbright.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to forge lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, counter misunderstandings, and help people and nations work together toward common goals. Since its establishment in 1946, the Fulbright Program has enabled more than 390,000 dedicated and accomplished students, scholars, artists, teachers, and professionals of all backgrounds to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and find solutions to shared international concerns.
The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in more than 160 countries worldwide.
For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.