Dr. Henry W. Bullamore, professor of geography at Frostburg State University, will be off to Japan this spring to teach American Studies students at Tohoku University, thanks to a Fulbright Scholar grant he won for the 2007-08 academic year. The award, presented by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, is the second in Bullamore’s career—he received his first Fulbright in 2000 to teach in Finland.
“It is a tribute to Dr. Bullamore that he has been selected for this prestigious Fulbright award,” said Dr. Jonathan Gibralter, FSU president. “It is unusual for a faculty member to receive two Fulbright Awards and I am very proud of Dr. Bullamore and his efforts. He is a brilliant scholar who has a deep appreciation for many different cultures. His knowledge deeply enriches the learning environment for our students.”
Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has provided approximately 279,500 people—105,400 Americans who have studied, taught or researched abroad and 174,100 students, scholars and teachers from other countries who have engaged in similar activities in the United States—with the opportunity to observe each others' political, economic, educational and cultural institutions, to exchange ideas and to embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world's inhabitants. The program operates in over 150 countries worldwide and is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.
For more information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, please visit http://exchanges.state.gov or contact Heidi Manley, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, at (202) 453-8534 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 13 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland.
For more information about FSU, contact the Office of Admissions at (301) 687-4201 or visit the University’s Web site at www.frostburg.edu.