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First veterinarian selected
Fulbright ambassador available to explain prestigious programs
Monday, Mar. 29, 2010
By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine
PULLMAN - Mushtaq Memon, associate professor in WSU’s Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department and the School for Global Animal Health, is the first veterinarian to be selected as a Fulbright ambassador.
The program invites Fulbright scholar alumni to serve as representatives at campus workshops and academic conferences across the U.S.
“I was honored to be selected,” said Memon, a clinician scientist who specializes in animal reproduction. “It gives me a wonderful opportunity to share the Fulbright experience with colleagues at WSU.”
Memon was a Fulbright scholar in the Sultanate of Oman 2006-2007. He is among a select group of Fulbright alumni to become ambassadors for the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), which administers the Fulbright Scholar Program in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State.
Memon will be available to present locally about Fulbright programs to colleges and departments on the WSU campus, regionally at the University of Idaho and other universities, as well as at national events such as the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC).
“As the first veterinarian to become a Fulbright ambassador, I am glad to be able to speak with others in the veterinary community,” Memon said. “But I’m also pleased to be able to speak with my colleagues at WSU. It is a good opportunity for WSU, since Fulbright scholarships are one of the criteria for Association of American Universities (AAU) membership.”
Memon is an internationally recognized scholar who recently joined the WSU School for Global Animal Health. He also leads the WSU International Veterinary Education Program that enhances veterinary medical students’ understanding of global animal health issues.
“We are delighted to have Dr. Memon as one of the founding faculty members in the School for Global Animal Health,” said Guy Palmer, director of the school. “His broad international experience is matched by his dedication to providing students with a global perspective.”
“Being selected as a Fulbright ambassador is a testament to Dr. Memon’s commitment to and success in his international work,” said Bryan Slinker, dean of the college.
Memon has also actively mentored veterinary students to become Fulbright scholars. One of them has already returned to WSU, bringing back her experience and knowledge.
“I’ve always been interested in international issues,” said Memon. “To know that my work and efforts can help to create a peaceful world is wonderful.”