NJCU IS A TOP PRODUCER OF FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENTS

NJCU IS A TOP PRODUCER OF FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENTS

NJCU IS A TOP PRODUCER OF FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENTS FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR

NJCU Students, Alumna Named Fulbright Scholars

New Jersey City University (NJCU) is among the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2017- 2018 Fulbright U.S. Students. The announcement was recently made by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Click this link for details https://www.chronicle.com/article/Top-Producers-of-Fulbright/242557.

NJCU is one of just three institutions of higher learning in New Jersey to be recognized as top producer of U.S. Fulbright students for 2017-2018; Princeton University and Rutgers University—New Brunswick also hold the distinction.

Four alumni from NJCU received the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Awards for 2017-2018.  All four NJCU recipients were selected in the English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Fulbright Grant category: Fabiana Rebollo, B.A. 2017, English and Special Education, to Uruguay; Ana Acosta, B.A. 2017, English, to Peru; Rubi Cedeno, B.A. 2017, Women and Gender Studies, to South Africa; and Nicole Colon, B.A. 2016, English, to Malaysia. NJCU’s Fulbright recipients are part of an elite group of about 1,900 students, who are chosen from over 10,000 U.S. students who apply for the highly-competitive Fulbright program each year.

Dr. Irma Maini, Professor of English, serves as NJCU’s Fulbright Program advisor.

“To be recognized as a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students is a true honor and an achievement of which NJCU is very proud,” NJCU President Sue Henderson said.

She continued, “We are able to hold the Top Producer status three years in a row thanks to our students’ fine work and Dr. Maini’s outstanding work and devotion to NJCU students and to this select international exchange program which fosters communication and problem-solving so well across the globe.“

Established by the United States Congress in 1946, the Fulbright Program is the largest international exchange program in the country, offering opportunities for students, teachers, scholars, and professionals to study, teach, lecture, and conduct research in more than 155 countries worldwide. Sponsored by the United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright program selects participants on the basis of academic merit and leadership potential. 

For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright. For more information on the Fulbright program at NJCU, contact Dr. Maini at imaini@njcu.edu.

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