Darnita Killian, Pace University Vice President Receives Fulbright Award

Darnita R. Killian, Ed. D., Vice President for Student Affairs at Pace University has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to Japan during the summer of 2007-2008 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

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May 20, 2008

Darnita Killian, Pace University Vice President
Receives Fulbright Award

Darnita R. Killian, Ed. D., Vice President for Student Affairs at Pace University has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to Japan during the summer of 2007-2008 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Killian will be a participant in the International Education Administrators Program (IEA) which is designed to give a first hand look at the host country’s academic infrastructure and culture. This is the second Fulbright Award for her. In 1997 she went to Germany, while serving as Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of San Francisco.

Killian is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright Scholar Program. Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Program’s purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the rest of the world.

The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Since its inception, the Fulbright Program has exchanged approximately 273,500 people – 102,900 Americans who have studied, taught or researched abroad and 170,600 students, scholars and teachers from other countries who have engaged in similar activities in the United States. The program operates in over 150 countries worldwide.

Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. Among the thousands of prominent Fulbright alumni are: Craig Barrett, Chairman of the Board of Intel Corporation; Mohamed Benaissa, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Morocco; Raoul Cantero, Justice, Florida Supreme Court; Luis Ernesto Derbez, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mexico; Renee Fleming, soprano; Gish Jen, Writer; Delores Kendrick, Poet Laureate of the District of Columbia; Daniel Libeskind, Architect; Aneesh Raman, CNN Bagdad Correspondent; Robert Shaye, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, New Line Cinema; Ruth Simmons, President, Brown University; Javier Solana, Foreign Policy Chief, European Union; and Muhammed Yunus, Managing Director and Founder of the Grameen Bank.

Fulbright recipients are among over 30,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year. For more than forty years, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has supported programs that seek to promote mutual understanding and respect between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.

Dealing with gas prices: Pace student wins Fulbright to study alternative fuel vehicles in Brazil

As the US confronts spiraling gas prices, policymakers and citizens are looking to Brazil, which is ahead of the US in encouraging people to drive vehicles that run on alternative fuels. A good source of information on how such cars and trucks are marketed will soon be Ossining resident Anthony Melendez.
Melendez, a 2007 graduate of Pace University, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to travel to Brazil and conduct a research project entitled “Market Research on Auto Industry: Alternate Fuel Vehicles.” He hopes the experience will guide his intended future career in marketing management.

CONTACTS
Julyssa Lopez, Public Information Intern (301)256-7559
Christopher T. Cory, Executive Director of Public Information (212)346-1117, ccory@pace.edu

Note: Melendez is available for interviews, with or without motorcycle

Ossining Resident Earns Fulbright Fellowship to Study
Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Brazil

Pleasantville, NY, May 24 2007 — As the US confronts spiraling gas prices, policymakers and citizens are looking to Brazil, which is ahead of the US in encouraging people to drive vehicles that run on alternative fuels. A good source of information on how such cars and trucks are marketed will soon be Ossining resident Anthony Melendez.
Melendez, a 2007 graduate of Pace University, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to travel to Brazil and conduct a research project entitled “Market Research on Auto Industry: Alternate Fuel Vehicles.” He hopes the experience will guide his intended future career in marketing management.

Since 2002, 20 Pace students have received Fulbright Fellowships, earning the chance to work and conduct research in countries ranging from Israel and South Korea to France and Canada.

Melendez graduated Wednesday, May 23 in ceremonies in Radio Music City Hall at Rockefeller Center in New York City.
Motorcyclical Inspiration. Born in Yonkers, Melendez combined his interest in Brazilian culture with a longstanding love of automobiles to come up with his Fulbright proposal. “I’ve been into automobiles and motorcycles since childhood,” he says. This love is reflected in his adoration for his motorcycle, which he has had for four years.

A study abroad experience also drove his Fulbright plan. Through Pace University, Melendez received a scholarship that gave him the chance to travel to Brazil in the spring of 2006, cementing his attraction to the country. A partial background link to the nation further sparked Melendez’s interest: he is of Brazilian, Puerto Rican and Italian descent, with family currently living in Brazil.

Now, with the Fulbright award to kick off what he believes will be an “experience of independence,” Melendez will study automobiles that use fuels like alcohol and ethanol. In Brazil, Melendez will be interning at General Motors in Porto Alegre, which will allow him to more deeply analyze automobile marketing lessons that he wants wishes to share with the US market once he returns.

His plan to survey Brazilian citizens about the use of alternative fuel automobiles will provide Melendez with further information for his project.

“I think this is a huge factor in the Brazilian economy, and I hope I can find ways to adapt it to our own.” says Melendez. He will be enhancing his experiences by auditing courses at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.

Maternal Inspiration. A final significant factor propelling Melendez to succeed while completing his Fulbright scholarship is his mother, who Melendez claims to be his real “inspiration and role model.” In November 2006, she gained her own university degree from the University of Phoenix. With a degree of his own under his belt, Melendez is ready to make her proud while he researches in Brazil. “She encouraged me to apply for this Fulbright, and she’s the main reason I want to be successful,” says Melendez.

Pace. For 101 years Pace University has been preparing students to become leaders in their fields by providing an education that combines exceptional academics with professional experience and the New York advantage. A private metropolitan university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,500 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu.

Fulbrights. The U.S. Congress created the Fulbright program in 1946, just after the end of World War II, to foster mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange. Senator J. William Fulbright, who sponsored the legislation, considered it a step toward building an alternative to armed conflict. The U.S. student program awards approximately 1,200 grants annually and currently operates in more than 150 countries worldwide.

Fulbright Winner with Hmong/Laotian Background Heads to Korea enroute to possible UN career

Morganton, NC resident Patricia Lee, a member of the Pace University undergraduate class of 2007, has won a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach English in a South Korean high school during the 2007-2008 school year.

CONTACTS
Julyssa Lopez, Public Information Intern (301) 256-7559
Christopher T. Cory, Executive Director of Public Information (212) 346-1117, ccory@pace.edu

Note: Lee can be reached on her cell phone at 828-443-0891

Daughter of Laotian Hmong Immigrants
Wins Fulbright to Teach English in South Korea

New York, NY, May 17, 2007 – Morganton, NC resident Patricia Lee, a member of the Pace University undergraduate class of 2007, has won a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach English in a South Korean high school during the 2007-2008 school year.

Her year in Asia will complete an international odyssey of sorts – her parents are Hmong, who immigrated to the US from Laos before settling in North Carolina – and start her on an international career.

Since 2002, 20 Pace students have received Fulbright Fellowships, earning the chance to work and conduct research in countries ranging from Israel and South Korea to France and Canada.

Lee graduates on Wednesday, May 23 in ceremonies in Radio City Music Hall at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

Watching videos. Born in California after her parents immigrated, Lee was raised to be bilingual. While she learned English at school, her parents insisted she also learn to read and write her native Hmong. She developed a passion for Korean culture after discovering Korean music at a festival. Falling in love with the language, she soon made Korean her genre of choice in movies and music, subjecting her willing roommates to evenings of watching Korean videos and making a start on becoming trilingual.

A political science major at Pace, she has on the Dean’s List since 2005. She interned at the Unitarian Universalist office at the United Nations from 2004 to 2005, writing an article on human rights violations against the Hmong which was printed in the center’s newsletter, Windows of the World, and speaking on a human rights panel during her office’s annual spring seminar.

North Carolina and New York politics. Lee has been involved in one of Pace University’s two highly-competitive Model United Nations teams since the spring of 2005, when the team won third place. The team won Outstanding Position Papers in 2006, and won Outstanding Delegation in both 2006 and 2007, with Lee serving as head delegate during the latter year.

With strong interests in politics, Lee maintains a membership in the League of Women Voters of North Carolina. During the summer of 2006, she served as an organizer for the campaign of Tom Suozzi for Governor of New York.

“Fighting for those who are threatened.” After the Fulbright year, Lee plans to pursue advanced study in the areas of human rights and international law, pointing toward an eventual career with the United Nations.

She attributes her passion for understanding, tolerance and world peace to her parents.

“My parents’ courage to live in the face of turmoil gives me strength to fight for those whose lives are threatened,”she says. “Their experiences as impoverished ethnic Hmong immigrants from Laos moving to the United States in hopes of creating a better life and future for their children is the very essence of what America is.”

Pace. For 101 years Pace University has been preparing students to become leaders in their fields by providing an education that combines exceptional academics with professional experience and the New York advantage. A private metropolitan university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,500 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu.

Fulbrights. The U.S. Congress created the Fulbright program in 1946, just after the end of World War II, to foster mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange. Senator J. William Fulbright, who sponsored the legislation, considered it a step toward building an alternative to armed conflict. The U.S. student program awards approximately 1,200 grants annually and currently operates in more than 150 countries worldwide.

Pace University Expert on U.S./Canada Relations, NAFTA Receives Fulbright Scholar Award

Stephen Blank, a professor and the Director of the Center for International Business Development at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and do research at the University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada during the 2004-2005 academic year. The announcement was made by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

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October 15, 2004

PACE UNIVERSITY EXPERT ON US/CANADA RELATIONS, NAFTA RECEIVES FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR AWARD FOR RESEARCH ON PROBLEMS, PROSPECTS OF NORTH AMERICA

Will spend next year at University of Montreal

Stephen Blank, a professor and the Director of the Center for International Business Development at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and do research at the University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada during the 2004-2005 academic year. The announcement was made by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright program is the nation’s flagship international educational exchange activity. Among thousands of prominent U.S. Fulbright Scholar alumni are Milton Friedman, Nobel Laureate in Economics; James Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA and Nobel Laureate in Medicine; Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet; and Craig Barrett, CEO of Intel Corporation.

Blank has written widely on Canada and North American developments in recent years, and appears frequently on Canadian radio and television and as a speaker at conferences and meetings. He is consultant on Canada at the Americas Society in New York. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mid-Atlantic Club of New York and the Executive Committee of the North-American Committee. He serves on the Board of Advisors of the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York and the ThinkNet Commission Steering Committee of Prometheé, a Paris-based research organization, and is a Special Advisor to the Pacific Institute. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Blank has taught in the Government Departments at Harvard University (1965-67) and the University of Pittsburgh (1967-74). He was Visiting Professor at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College for nine years (1982-1991). He has served recently as a regular Visiting Professor at HEC-Montréal. His visiting or adjunct appointments include Yale, the University of British Columbia, the International University of Japan, Dalhousie University, Columbia and the University of Toronto.

Visit http://webpage.pace.edu/sblank for more information.

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Over its 58 years of existence, thousands of U.S. faculty and professionals have studied, taught or done research abroad, and thousands of their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the United States. They are among more than 250,000 American and foreign university students, K-12 teachers, and university faculty and professionals who have participated in one of the several Fulbright exchange programs.

Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and because they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential in their fields. Blank is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad to some 140 countries for the 2004-2005 academic year through the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent university committed to opportunity, teaching and learning, civic involvement and measurable outcomes. It is one of the ten founders of Project Pericles, developing education that encourages lifelong participation in democratic processes. Pace has seven campuses, including downtown and midtown New York City, Pleasantville, Briarcliff, White Plains (a graduate center and the law school), and a Hudson Valley Center at Stewart International Airport near Newburgh, N.Y. Approximately 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School. www.pace.edu

For further information about the Fulbright Scholar Program, please contact Nancy Santos Gainer, director of external relations, Council for International Exchange of Scholars. Telephone: 202-686-4014 E-mail: ngainer@cies.iie.org Web site: www.cies.org