Thursday, August 17, 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Karen Ivy – Fulbright Specialist

 “I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals, and I try to ignore the rest.”—Venus Williams

 Venus Williams and I share a winning passion in life… we focus on our goals!

I am excited to have recently received approval to be a Fulbright Specialist. This prestigious  awarded is granted by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and World Learning!  The Fulbright Program is a United States Cultural Exchange Program with the goal of improving intercultural relations, cultural diplomacy, and intercultural competence between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.  

The Fulbright Specialist Program is a unique opportunity for U.S. academics and established professionals to engage in two- to six-week, project-based exchanges at host institutions across the globe. This is a prestigious award, and I feel blessed to be chosen to represent the United States!

“As a Fulbright Scholar, I feel honored to have the opportunity to provide global impact on academic transformation for a host country!  This Fulbright collaboration aligns well with our UAGC mission and provides potential directions for future global collaborations for UAGC.”

My project focus with the host country will provide opportunities for global collaborations between UAGC students and students from the host country.  Structured with intent, my Fulbright program will support retention of students in their programs, enhance global  leadership skills, and provide global experiences and collaborations toward career preparation.

Dr. Karen Ivy

What do I look forward to during my time in the host country? Working on global teams with impact to academic transformation and student success!


     When we see the global world as one… we can achieve magnificent goals together!

            Dr. Karen Ivy,  Fulbright Specialist


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