Miami, Feb. 28, 2017 – Miami Dade College (MDC) has been recognized by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs among 21 U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2016-17 U.S. Fulbright Scholars.
Most recently, Dr. Alejandro Angee, associate professor of sociology at MDC’s Wolfson Campus, was awarded a 2016-17 Fulbright grant to teach at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. Dr. Angee is a two-time recipient of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology’s (NAPA) Student Achievement Award and a three-time fellow of the Global Citizenship Seminar in Salzburg, Austria.
“The Fulbright program naturally aligns with our own commitment to drive innovation through teaching, mentoring, and learning experiences that transform students, the community, the nation, and the world,” said Tatiana Mackliff, Executive Director of International Education.
The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Top-producing institutions are highlighted in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Since the program’s inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 370,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. More than 1,100 U.S. college and university faculty and administrators, professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, and independent scholars are awarded Fulbright grants to teach and/or conduct research annually. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program operates in over 125 countries throughout the world. Lists of Fulbright Scholar recipients are available at: www.iie.org/cies.
The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the United States Congress to the Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support.
In the United States, the Institute of International Education’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars administers and coordinates the activities relevant to the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program on behalf of the Department of State, including conducting an annual competition for the scholarships. The Fulbright Program also awards grants to U.S. students and teachers to conduct research and teach overseas. In addition, some 4,000 new foreign Fulbright students and scholars come to the United States annually to study for graduate degrees, conduct research and teach foreign languages.
For more information about the Fulbright Program, please visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.