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February 15th, 2013
Texas State named Fulbright ‘top producer’


The Council for International Exchange of Scholars has named Texas State a top producer in the U.S. Fulbright Scholars program for 2012-2013.

It’ss the second time Texas State has made the list. The university was also recognized as a top producer for 2010-2011.

The Fulbright Award is a competitive international educational exchange program sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Top producing institutions in all Carnegie Classifications were highlighted in a recent edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Texas State made the list with two Fulbright recipients: Vincent Lopes, a professor in the Department of Biology who will serve his Fulbright at Bremen University, Bremen, Germany, Oct. 2012-Feb. 2013, and Michael O’Malley, associate professor of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology, who served his Fulbright at Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago, Chile, Aug. 2012-Jan. 2013.

For more than 65 years, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a division of the Institute of International Education, has served as the collaborating agency for the U.S. Department of State in administering the Fulbright Scholar Program.

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