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K-State Today

August 29, 2019

Fulbright scholar workshop

Submitted by Erin Pennington

Pamela Louderback, Fulbright alumni ambassador, will share her experiences as a Fulbright scholar to the United Kingdom at a workshop at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the K-State Student Union. 

Louderback, who is an associate professor and director at the Broken Arrow campus library at Northeastern State University, conducted a comparative study in government education policies of Irish Medium schools in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as the 2011 UK Fulbright scholar in governance and public policy at Queen's University Belfast.

While in Belfast she interviewed educators at all levels as well as government officials tasked with making policies. She also had the opportunity to visit with Sean Mac Aindreasa, one of nine sets of parents who opened the first Irish Medium school in Belfast in the early 1970s.

"I genuinely enjoy working at the university level and value the experiences I have had with Fulbright to gain a broader perspective of educational policy," Louderback said. "I am passionate about helping students, staff and faculty succeed and in cultivating the next generation of academic leaders."

The Fulbright Alumni Ambassador Program trains and utilizes a select group of Fulbright scholar alumni from all United States academic disciplines, higher education institutions and geographic regions to serve as representatives for the Fulbright Scholar Program at events across the United States.

Fulbright scholars return to their communities with new perspectives and fresh ideas for further international engagement. Faculty and administrators will learn about the benefits of Fulbright and the impact it can have personally and professionally.

Faculty and administrators are encouraged to attend this free workshop.

Register by Sept. 3 to reserve your seat.