July 7, 2014
Media Contact: Lindsay Houts, Staff Writer, UCO University Relations, 405-974-2121, email@example.com
UCO ADMINISTRATOR SELECTED AS ONE OF 11 INTERNATIONAL FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS
Patricia LaGrow, Ph.D., R.N., associate vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma, will travel to France this fall as a Fulbright Scholar.
She is one of 11 university administrators in the nation selected to receive a Fulbright grant for the 2014-2015 International Education Administrators Program in France.
LaGrow will travel to Lyon and then to Paris in October to participate in a two-week group seminar on French higher education and international education opportunities.
While abroad, LaGrow will visit various educational institutions, cultural events and briefings, and will also meet with government officials to learn more about international higher education.
“The award provides the opportunity to learn from host institutions about how they teach their students global and cultural competency, one of our transformative learning tenets at Central, and to network to identify opportunities for partnerships with UCO. We will also learn about France’s higher education and research system, including the connection between business and higher education, and common issues in higher education,” LaGrow said.
The Fulbright Program is America’s flagship international educational exchange program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Its mission is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the 150 other participating countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills.
Fulbright grants are made to U.S. citizens and nationals of other countries for a variety of educational activities, primarily university lecturing, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.
Approximately 310,000 participants, chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential, have utilized the opportunity to exchange ideas and to contribute to finding solutions to shared issues through the Fulbright Program since its inception in 1946.
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Cutline: Patricia LaGrow, Ph.D., R.N., associate vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma, was recently selected as one of 11 university administrators to receive a Fulbright Scholar grant for the 2014-2015 International Education Administrators Program.