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Nazareth Hosts Fulbright Conference, Oct. 5

  • Published: September 21, 2012


  • Nazareth College is hosting the 2012 Fulbright Conference
  • Guest speaker Sylvia Crowder, Ph.D. will be speaking about the Fulbright-Hayes Program
  • Friday, October 5 from 12 p.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Nazareth College Otto A. Shults Center Forum
  • Conference is free and open to the public

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Contact Fran Gonzales, executive secretary, Office of Multicultural Affairs, at (585) 389-2073 or

Nazareth Hosts Fulbright Conference, Oct. 5

The Office of Multicultural Affairs at Nazareth College, in partnership with the Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania (WNYNWPA) Chapter of the Fulbright Association, is hosting the 2012 Fulbright Conference with guest speaker, Sylvia Crowder, Ph.D. on Friday, October 5 from noon to 3:30 p.m. in the Otto A. Shults Center Forum. The conference is geared toward college and university faculty, students, staff, administrators and teachers from high schools in the community. Nazareth College is located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. The conference is free and open to the public.

Crowder is this year’s guest speaker and will offer a lively presentation on the Fulbright-Hayes Program. She has worked with the federal government since 1999 and currently serves as senior director of international and foreign language education in the office of post-secondary education, part of the U.S. Department of Education. The programs and contracts that she administers are designed to strengthen U.S. capability in international education, international and area studies, and foreign language learning. The programs include collaborations involving numerous countries around the world, as well as outreach activities to assist students, faculty, K-12 teachers, and other educators throughout the country. 

 The conference will inform educators about the short and long term Fulbright grant opportunities available in more than 130 countries, how to select countries for application and make contacts abroad, as well as advice on preparing a competitive Fulbright grant application. Together with Nazareth Fulbright Scholars, members of the board of directors of the Chapter will share their Fulbright educational experiences, including Monica Weis, Ph.D., director in liberal studies; Matt Temple, Ph.D., chair in biology; and Scott Campbell, Ph.D., chair in philosophy.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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