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|Date: March 29, 2001
Who/Where: Lewis Clark State College Business Division
What: Dr. Gerald Ramey Receives Fulbright Grant
Contact: Dr. Gerald Ramey, 208-792-2370
Dr. Gerald Ramey, Professor of Business at LCSC was named as a Fulbright Scholar this week. As part of the Fulbright Scholar Program, Dr. Ramey will travel to Romania in spring of 2002, to work with a university there.
The Fulbright Program is recognized as the U.S. governments flagship program in international educational exchange, providing Americans and people of other countries opportunity to better comprehend the institutions, cultures and societies of other parts of the world. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Under a cooperative agreement with the bureau, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) assists in administering the Fulbright Scholar Program.
Fulbright grants are made to U.S. citizens and nationals of other countries for a variety of education-related activities, including advanced research, lecturing, teaching and graduate study in elementary and secondary schools. Since the programs inception, more than 85,000 U.S. Fulbrighters have traveled abroad to lecture or conduct research, and more 144,000 foreign citizens have come to this country. Each year, program grants send 800 scholars and professionals to more than 140 countries, where they lecture or conduct research in a variety of academic and professional fields. While abroad, Fulbright Scholars are expected to serve as cultural ambassadors, speaking about their countries and culture to both academic and community groups.
Dr. Ramey will travel to northeastern Romania next spring, where he will work with the University of Iasi (Yosh). His project encompasses three areas: teaching management and leadership classes, assisting the development of the universitys business curriculum, and working with local businesses and non-profit entities.
Rameys project was chosen from the pool of proposals submitted to CIES each year. The Presidentially-appointed J William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board is responsible for final selection of all Fulbright grantees. After a proposal is formally accepted in the U.S., it is sent the country of choice for additional review. Ramey identified the award criteria in this case to be academic credentials, teaching record, work and research, as well as professional experience and expertise in the applicants content area.
Twenty-one of Rameys 24 years in teaching have been at LCSC, where he is a full professor in the colleges Business Division. He received the Lewis-Clark State College Educational Foundation, Excellence in Teaching, Outstanding Faculty Award for 1994-95, School of Professional Studies, Excellence in Teaching, Outstanding Faculty Award for 1988-89,The Outstanding Teacher Award for 1980-81 and 1981-82 and nomination and recognition for faculty achievement for 12 other years.
Ramey was notified of his Fulbright Scholar status Monday, March 26.Gerry and his wife Marsha volunteered on a blitz build for Habitat for Humanity in Beius, Romania 2 years ago and are very excited about renewing friendships with Romanians they met and the opportunity to work with new friends from Romania.
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