UAA student Charles Beattie named 2010-11 Fulbright Scholar

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

UAA student Charles Beattie has been announced as a Fulbright Scholar for 2010-2011. Charles will work as a teaching assistant in Germany during the next academic year. He is a graduate of the Department of Languages, German being his major. He also holds a bachelor's degree in Mathematics. In January 2010, Charles joined the Master of Arts in Teaching program at UAA, where he is currently a student.

Both Charles and his professor and mentor, Natasa Masanovic, who is the German program coordinator and adviser in the Department of Languages, will be formally recognized at the UAA Undergraduate Research Awards ceremony on April 23 at 3:30 p.m. in the Gorsuch Commons.

"Receiving this prestigious scholarship is a wonderful accomplishment, and I am very proud of Charles," said Masanovic.

The Fulbright Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), a division of the Institute of International Education. The CIES Web site states, "The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to 'increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.' With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided almost 300,000 participants-chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential-with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns."

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