PULLMAN, Wash. — Donna McCool, retired associate director of
administrative services at Washington State University Libraries, was selected
as a Fulbright Scholar for the 1999-2000 academic school year. She is currently
studying and lecturing at the Moscow State University of Culture in Russia.
Three foreign Fulbright grantees from Morocco, China and Moldova are
studying as residents at WSU for the 1999-2000 academic year.
The Fulbright Program has been recognized as the flagship program in
international educational exchange. It was established more than 50 years ago
to increase mutual understanding between people of the United States and
other countries through educational and cultural exchanges.
As interdependency among nations around the world increases, colleges and
universities are continually challenged to internationalize by adding a global,
multicultural dimension to the traditional curriculum. In an effort to meet this
challenge, WSU has had several hundred faculty or staff members participate
in the Fulbright Program over the years.
“Our Fulbright Scholars bring honor and distinction to our university,” says
Rom Markin, interim provost and academic vice president. “Having persons
appointed to Fulbright Scholarships indicates to the world that we have
promising scholars who are continuing to grow in erudition and intellectual
capacity and that they, in turn, become a part of the “bank” of intellectual
capital which resides within our university.”
The Fulbright Program is sponsored and funded by the U.S. Department of
State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Fulbright grantees are
selected by the presidentially appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign