USC in Spartanburg produces multiple Fulbright scholars

March 2, 2017 by  

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States department of State recently recognized the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg as a university with two Fulbright Scholars. The Fulbright Scholar program selects high-achieving scholars who demonstrate commitment to international education exchange and fund their teaching in a host country to foster cultural understanding.

The former interim chancellor of the University of South Carolina Upstate, Mary Anne Fitzpatrick, said that being recognized as among the highest producers of Fulbright Scholars shows the commitment of the university to international education both abroad and on the campus in this country and is a fitting celebration of the 50th anniversary of the university.

The faculty members who were awarded the Fulbright grants for 2016-2017 were Allison Pingley and Vince Connors.

Pingley teaches political science and taught classes at a university in Budapest, Hungary, last fall. Her focus was a master’s degree course in political campaigns and elections in the United States and politics.

Connors teaches biology professor and taught graduate seminars in the Slovak Republic last fall. He was also involved in researching parasitic diseases in fish at the Institute of Parasitology that is part of the Slovak Academy of Science.

The university might benefit from the assistance of a local printing company to advertise the achievements of these professors by means of banners and other printed material.