Marywood to Host 3rd Annual Fulbright Lecture

Published on Wed, April 11, 2012

Every year since 1946, those in the academic community compete to earn a Fulbright Award—a merit-based grant given to teachers, students, scholars and professors for "international educational exchange." These prestigious awards include areas of research such as government, medicine and language.

The 3rd Annual Fulbright Lecture, "China in the 21st Century," featuring Rebecca Clothey and Cynthia Gerstl Pipin will take place on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in the Latour Room, Nazareth Student Center. Admission is free. There will also be a Fulbright Education Day Information Session from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Latour Room.

Joseph Polizzi, Ph.D., assistant professor of education, is on the Marywood University Fulbright Campus Committee. Dr. Polizzi's goal, he says, is for students to understand that earning a Fulbright is a possibility—one that can enhance their academic credentials.

"Getting a Fulbright is a reflection of a person's commitment to academic study," he said. "It's a reflection of the work that a student or faculty member has done. You've been given this grant to share your ideas around the world."

For more information about the Fulbright Scholarship Program, please contact Dr. Polizzi at (570) 348-6211 x2497 or