FALL 2019 ISSUE

The Walden Virtual Fulbright Chapter is excited to kick-off it’s first Virtual Roundtable Speaker Series. Each quarter Fulbright members and other prominent speakers will be invited to share insights about the important work they are doing to advance positive social change around the globe. The Fall Roundtable will take place in October 2019 and focus on the essential topic of Literacy in Haiti, which aligns with the Chapter’s upcoming Haiti Service-Learning Project. Visit our website to learn more!

Fulbright members interested in speaking or suggesting a topic are welcome to send requests via e-mail at WaldenFulbright@mail.waldenu.edu with subject “Roundtable.”  

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT  

Alumni Kick-off Highlights

August 2019, the Walden Virtual Fulbright Chapter hosted an Alumni Membership call to connect with Walden graduates who are interested in supporting the Fulbright initiatives. The Chapter currently has 191 members being a combination of Walden alumni, faculty, students, and staff. If you missed the Alumni Kick-off, click on the following link to the recording at https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/c.php?g=933236&p=6814951

National Capital Area Chapter Open House + Lamb Roast

We enthusiastically attended the Fulbright National Capital Area Chapter (NCAC) Open House + Lamb Roast at Local 16 on September 26, 2019. It was great to be a part of this event! The event was an outstanding opportunity for the Chapter members to engage more and build relationships with other institutions, students, faculty, and alumni who are involved with the Fulbright Association.  Please stay tuned for future events, as we welcome you to attend, support, and represent the Walden Virtual Fulbright Chapter!

A Big Thank You!

“A Big Thank You” to Ms. Amirah Nelson, Outreach and Recruitment Officer, Fulbright Specialist Program at World Learning for hosting a virtual Fulbright Specialist Program Information Session on September 17, 2019. We learned more about the professional exchanges and the application process. Dr. Walter McCollum, Executive Director/Dean Student Affairs, Walden University also shared his journey  about the work he is doing in the Middle East as a Fulbright Scholar. A recording of the Fulbright Specialist Program Information Session is available for your convenience to review by clicking on the following link at https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/c.php?g=933236&p=6814951

Contact us with questions or request information at WaldenFulbright@mail.waldenu.edu

Congratulations: Member Spotlight

Walter McCollum, Ph.D. is a member of the Walden Virtual Fulbright Chapter Advisory Board. Dr. McCollum was recently selected to join the National Capital Area Chapter Board of Directors. We are excited about his new role.

Asghar Zomorrodian, Ph. D (Dr. Z), is a member of the Walden Virtual Fulbright Chapter Advisory Board. Dr. Z serves on the Peer Review Panel for Fulbright Specialist Program in Public Administration. He has been a member of the Review Panel  for several years and just completed evaluations for the fifth Cycle of 2019. Fulbright Specialist applications are reviewed by panelists in the same general field that demonstrate professional experience, knowledge, and expertise. Selected awardees share their expertise, strengthen institutional linkages, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn about other cultures while building capacity at their overseas host institutions. Activities conducted by Fulbright Specialists may include, but are not limited to:

  • Delivering a seminar or workshop
  • Consulting on faculty or workforce development
  • Developing academic or training curricula and materials
  • Lecturing at the graduate or undergraduate level
NEWS & EVENTS  

Mark Your Calendars

The Fulbright Association is hosting its 42nd Annual Conference and Advocacy Day October 24-26, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Chapter members are encouraged to attend. For information or to register visit https://members.fulbright.org/event/2019-conference

Walden Virtual Fulbright Chapter Upcoming Events

  • October 14, 2019: General Body Meeting, Chapter Members (Virtual)
    Clink the link to join the call on October 14: https://zoom.us/j/399720323
  • October 15, 2019: Virtual Roundtable Speaker Series (Literacy in Haiti)         Click the link to register online at https://virtualfulbright.eventbrite.com
  • October 24-26, 2019: Fulbright Association’s 42nd Annual Conference and Advocacy Day (Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, VA)
  • November 14, 2019: Haiti Service-Learning Project (Virtual)

Click this link to view more!

  • December 29, 2019: Annual Fulbright Chapter Holiday Networking Event (Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD)
ABOUT US  

Mission

The Walden Virtual Chapter is an official U.S. organization of the Fulbright Association.

Our mission is to raise cultural exchange awareness by providing opportunities for the Walden academic community (students, alumni, staff, and faculty) to gain access to mentoring, professional development, service, networking opportunities through the Fulbright community and to also increase the number of Fulbright scholars and positive social change impact through research/teaching, fellowships, and cultural exchanges. 

Membership

Are You Interested in Becoming a Fulbright Member? Click the “Join” link below to view the application. Select “Friends of Fulbright Membership” if you are not a Fulbright Alumni. Be sure to associate your membership by selecting the Virtual Walden Chapter.

Join: https://members.fulbright.org/general/register_member_type.asp??target=blank

We Welcome Your Support and Committee Participation

We currently have two committees within our Chapter that were created to support the internal and external communications of our work. The committees are comprised of students, faculty, and alumni. We welcome you to join either committee to support the Walden Virtual Fulbright Chapter. Just e-mail us at waldenfulbright@mail.waldenu.edu with subject Internal Communication Committee or External Communication Committee.

We look forward to potentially working with you in the Walden Virtual Fulbright Chapter!

Contact Us

E-mail: WaldenFulbright@mail.waldenu.edu

LinkedIn: Walden Fulbright Group