Occasional Lecturer Fund Brings Chinese Scholar to Kentucky

Philip Krummich, Fulbright Campus Representative, Morehead State University

Professor Gang Zhou, a Fulbright Scholar from Dalian University of Technology in China who is spending the year at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey, visited Morehead State University in Kentucky on April 22, 2013. Professor Zhou gave a talk entitled “Confucianism : Philosophy or Religion?” to an audience of over 100 students and faculty members.  That same day, Dr. Zhou, along with past Fulbright scholars and Morehead State faculty members Dr. Sylvia Henneberg and Dr. Adrian Mandzy, shared their experiences at an informational luncheon sponsored by the Center for Leadership and Professional Development.

Approximately twenty faculty members attended the session in the Center for Regional Engagement, and learned about the various ways in which scholars can apply for support in Fulbright Programs. Dr. Zhou, Dr. Henneberg, and Dr. Mandzy spoke with warm appreciation of the professional growth they achieved as Fulbright Scholars, and urged their colleagues to look into applying. Those present were made aware of intriguing new options, such as the Fulbright Flex Awards. We are anticipating that there will be more applications from Morehead State University in the near future!

The Fulbright Scholar Program provides travel awards through the Outreach Lecturing Fund (OLF) to enable Fulbright Visiting Scholars who are currently in the U.S., for a grant longer than three months, to accept guest lecturing invitations at U.S. colleges and universities.