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November 13, 2006 - GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (August 14, 2006) — An Aquinas College faculty member, Lisa Morgan, Ph.D., who directs the English as a Second Language Program at the School, has been selected for a prestigious Fulbright Scholar Grant. The grant will allow Morgan, who is also an assistant professor of education at Aquinas, to teach English to future English teachers as well as translators attending the Minsk State Linguistics University in Belarus. Morgan will teach from February to July 2007.

Dr. Morgan characterized the award as a "wonderful opportunity" to work with colleagues in Belarus.

Morgan 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.

Recipients of the Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, visit their website.