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South Fulton resident receives prestigious Fulbright award
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September 24, 2013 06:46 PM | 3169 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
College Park resident Stephanie Jackson recently received a 2013 International Education Administrators Fulbright Award.

It will enable her to meet with international education representatives for a series of seminars, meetings and lectures at 11 United Kingdom universities.

Jackson, originally from Los Angeles, is the assistant director, undergraduate advising and professional development for the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech.

In this role she manages student support services for undergraduates and career development for graduate students.

Jackson also leads career initiatives for the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

She is a past president of the school’s Academic Advising Network and has been recognized at the state level for her exemplary performance and leadership in academic and career advising.

Jackson earned a master’s of international affairs degree in international development from Ohio University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Howard University in Washington.

She is an active liaison with the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs and a member of the Georgia Association of International Educators.

Jackson said she hopes to gain insights and tools on integrating science, technology and the liberal arts through the Fulbright program.

“A significant component of the strategic plan is the globalization of our education with emphasis on cultural competency,” she said in a statement. “This Fulbright award allows me to enhance, influence and inform these strategic plan implementation steps as the Nunn School and Georgia Tech collaborate to promote global leadership. I am greatly enthusiastic about the knowledge and connections to be gained and stand ready to work towards a framework that provides improved cultural support for our growing U.K. student populations and more mobility and opportunity for both U.S. and U.K. students to pursue endeavors in these nations."

The Fulbright is one of the world’s most prestigious and selective scholarship programs, conceived by U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright, D-Ark., in the aftermath of World War II to promote leadership, learning and empathy between nations through educational exchange.

The Fulbright Commission selects scholars through a rigorous application and interview process.

In making these awards, the commission looks for academic excellence, a focused application, a range of extracurricular and community activities, demonstrated ambassadorial skills, a desire to further the Fulbright program and a plan to give back to the recipient’s home country upon returning.

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