Saint Joseph's College faculty members named to Fulbright Board of Directors

Two faculty members from Saint Joseph's College were elected to the newly formed Maine Chapter of the Fulbright Association on June 11. Beth Richardson of Cape Elizabeth, assistant professor of business administration, was elected president, and Ann Cohen of Nobleboro, education faculty with the division of Graduate & Professional Studies, was elected secretary of the Board.

On June 12, Fulbright Association members met with the local offices of Senators Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, and Representative Tom Allen to encourage support for the Fulbright Program and to share the chapter's plans to bring additional Fulbright opportunities to Maine. Plans include outreach to increase the number of scholars, students and professionals from Maine applying for Fulbright Scholarships - as well as to encourage Maine's colleges and universities to request Fulbright scholars from abroad - and to expose Maine students to global issues through the eyes and work of visiting scholars. The association is also planning events to introduce foreign students and scholars to each other and to a wider audience in Maine.

Richardson was a Fulbright scholar in Macedonia in 2006 and Cohen taught in the United Kingdom in 2001 as part of the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program. For more information, contact maine@fulbright.org.

June 14, 2007 Contact: Charmaine Daniels at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail cdaniels@sjcme.edu