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USF System among nation’s leaders in Fulbright Scholars THE USF SYSTEM IS AMONG THE top producing research institutions in the nation for Fulbright U.S. Scholars in 2015-16, according to an annual list published by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Six scholars from USF were awarded Fulbright grants—one International Education Administrator Award and five U.S. Scholar CORE grants. “As the U.S. government’s preeminent international education award, the Fulbright is universally respected and USF World is proud of our system faculty who applied for this very competitive award,” says Roger Brindley, vice provost and USF System associate vice president for USF World. The USF System has already surpassed last year’s goal with 12 faculty selected to receive a Fulbright next year and three applicants still awaiting news from the countries to which they applied. Continually expanding the USF System’s global reach, the university recently ranked 16th in the nation with 35 undergraduate Peace Corps volunteers in 2015. Numbers are expected to increase as the university added its third Master’s International Program offered in cooperation with the Peace Corps. Students can now earn a combined Peace Corps experience and master’s degree in
applied anthropology, global health, or civil or environmental engineering. The USF System’s Office of National Scholarships has also seen much success with students receiving prestigious scholarships for opportunities to study abroad, complete research and build language skills. The United Kingdom is the most competitive country for a Fulbright student award, and the university is presently one of only two institutions with two recipients at once in the United Kingdom. The presence of the USF System as a significant contributor to the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award, a top producer of Peace Corps volunteers, and a source of many student recipients of national scholarships speaks to the university’s rapidly growing reputation. “As a global research university, the development of globally engaged and globally educated citizens who share a passion and commitment to solving today’s worldwide challenges and ensuring the ability to compete in the international jobs market is at the very heart of our mission,” says Ralph Wilcox, USF System provost and executive vice president of academic affairs. “These esteemed recognitions are a reflection of our commitment to that mission and a result of the tireless efforts and dedication to international education by our faculty, staff and students.”
University Communications & Marketing Chief Marketing Officer Tom Hoof Creative Director Mike Nolasco Director of Digital Marketing Steve Dapcic
n THE USF SYSTEM RECENTLY RANKED 16TH IN THE NATION WITH 35 UNDERGRADUATE PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS IN 2015.
n THE USF SYSTEM IS ONE OF ONLY TWO INSTITUTIONS WITH TWO FULBRIGHT RECIPIENTS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.
USF Alumni Association Executive Director Bill McCausland, MBA ’96 Communications Director Rita Kroeber University Content and Design Editor Anne Scott Alumni Content Editor Penny Carnathan ’82 Lead Photographer Aimee Blodgett Contributors Jessica Blais; Lorie Briggs, ’88 & MA ’13; Jessica Brightman, MA ’12; Casey Crane ’06; Randolph Fillmore; Adam Freeman; Stephanie Harff, ’95; Maureen Horan; Katy Hennig; Barbara Melendez; Dave Scheiber; Rich Shopes; Thomas Todd; Kim Wilmath; Sarah Worth ’86; Eric Younghans; Tom Zebold USF System Administration Judy Genshaft, President Ralph Wilcox, Provost and Executive Vice President John Long, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer ’82 Charles Lockwood, Senior Vice President for USF Health Paul Sanberg, Senior Vice President for Research & Innovation Joel Momberg, Senior Vice President for University Advancement Sophia Wisniewska, Regional Chancellor, USF St. Petersburg Sandra Stone, Regional Chancellor, USF Sarasota-Manatee USF Board of Trustees Harold W. Mullis, Esq., Chair Brian D. Lamb ’98, Vice Chair Michael L. Carrere Josef Gherman Stephanie E. Goforth ’82 Scott L. Hopes ’83 & MPH ’85 Stanley I. Levy ’73 John B. Ramil ’78 & MCE ’00 Byron E. Shinn ’79 James Stikeleather, MBA ’87 Gregory B. Teague Nancy H. Watkins ’82 Jordan B. Zimmerman ’80 Contact USF University Communications & Marketing 4202 E. Fowler Ave., CGS 301 Tampa, FL 33620-4301 (813) 974-4014 email@example.com Contact the USF Alumni Association Gibbons Alumni Center 4202 E. Fowler Ave., ALC100 Tampa, Florida 33620-5455 (813) 974-2100 • (800) 299-BULL (2855) firstname.lastname@example.org Update your contact information: www.myusfbio.org Reprint policy: USF encourages reprinting articles in their entirety. Permission may be obtained by contacting email@example.com.
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