Wor-Wic President Selected for Fulbright Scholar Award

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Deborah Casey, Ph.D., president of Wor-Wic Community College, has been selected as a 2024-2025 Fulbright U.S. Scholar in the United States-France International Education Administrators program.

Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) Awards are fully funded opportunities for U.S. higher education administrators to participate in intensive two-week seminars abroad to learn about other countries’ higher education systems. It is a program of the U.S. Department of State.

“The benefits of a Fulbright Scholar Award extend beyond the individual recipient. Fulbright Scholars raise the profile of their home institutions as well,” said Marianne Craven, acting deputy assistant secretary for academic programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State. “We hope that Wor-Wic can use Dr. Casey’s engagement abroad to establish research and exchange relationships in the host country.”

“I am looking forward to representing Wor-Wic overseas and deepening my understanding of the different cultures’ educational practices that could benefit our community,” Casey said. “I hope this experience will open doors to collaboration and exchange possibilities with colleagues and students throughout the world. Wor-Wic is committed to global education for our students and community and the Fulbright Award will lay the groundwork for global partnerships between Wor-Wic and international higher education institutions.”

Fulbright Scholar Awards are prestigious and competitive fellowships that provide unique opportunities for scholars to teach and conduct research abroad. Fulbright scholars also play a critical role in U.S. public diplomacy, establishing long-term relationships between people and nations. Alumni of the Fulbright Program include 62 Nobel Laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, 80 MacArthur Fellows, and thousands of leaders and world-renowned experts in academia and many other fields across the private, public and non-profit sectors. The IEA seminar will take place in October.