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Beveridge Chosen as Fulbright Specialist

November 1, 2005

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MACOMB, IL – David Beveridge, retired dean of the College of Business and Technology (CBT) at Western Illinois University, has been selected as a candidate on the Fulbright Senior Specialists Roster by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES).

According to the Fulbright Scholar Program, the goals of the Fulbright Senior Specialist Program are to increase the participation of leading U.S. scholars and professionals in Fulbright academic exchanges; to encourage new activities that go beyond the traditional Fulbright activities of lecturing and research; and to promote increased connections between U.S. and non-U.S. post-secondary academic institutions. Fulbright Senior Specialist projects are designed to provide U.S. faculty and professionals with opportunities to collaborate with professional counterparts at non-U.S. post-secondary academic institutions on curriculum and faculty development, institutional planning and a variety of other activities.

The roster is a list of approved candidates who are eligible to be matched with incoming program requests from overseas academic institutions. Requests are made through the Fulbright Commission Office at the U.S. Embassy in the host country. Beveridge was selected based on his qualifications and experience and his record of supporting international scholarly exchanges.

“I am pleased to be selected as a candidate for senior specialist,” he said. “I believe this recognizes the accomplishments of the faculty and staff in the College of Business and Technology. Over the last 10 years the CBT has received more than $1 million in federal grants for international activities.”

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