Emeritus faculty named Fulbright Scholar, will travel to Romania

October 3, 2006

Lynn Patterson, faculty emeritus at The Evergreen State College, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to work with a graduate anthropology program in Cluj-Napoca, Romania at the Babes-Bolyai University, the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholar Board announced.

Patterson is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad to more than 150 countries during the 2006-2007 academic year through the Fulbright program. Established in 1946, the program works to build mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other nations.

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, according to the Department of State.

The program honors Fulbright, the late U.S. Senator from Arkansas.

Patterson, a longtime faculty member at the Evergreen, left Sept. 20 and returns to the U.S. in February.

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