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Maria Crummett Chosen Fulbright Alumni Ambassador
April 16, 2012

Dr. Maria de Los Angeles Crummett, Associate Vice President for Global Affairs at USF World has been chosen as a Fulbright Alumni Ambassador this year by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Dr. Maria Crummett, Associate Vice President, USF World

Currently serving as the faculty Fulbright advisor at the University of South Florida, Dr. Crummett assists USF faculty members through the Fulbright application process.

A two-time Fulbright recipient, she traveled to Colombia on the Fulbright Core Program in 1996 to do research at the National University in Bogotá. The Core Program provides approximately 800 teaching and research grants over a period of 3 months to a year, enabling cross-cultural exchange through curricula and international study. In summer 2009, she visited Japan on the Fulbright International Education Administrators program. While on this Fulbright grant, Dr. Crummett had the opportunity to observe the intricate structure of Japanese culture, society and higher education.

Established to support IIE’s goal to increase the range of U.S. higher education representation, 23 Alumni Ambassadors are chosen under the Fulbright Alumni Ambassador program every year. A competitive program that represents the full spectrum of U.S. higher education institutions, academic disciplines and geographic regions, the program is two years long.

Over this two year period, Alumni Ambassadors will promote Fulbright grants to faculty and campus administrators to create a higher visibility for the program on a national scale. Additionally, they will present information on their Fulbright experiences at various venues including campus workshops and academic conferences.