Jeffrey Grilliot receives Fulbright award

Jeffrey Grilliot, director of global initiatives, has been selected to participate in the 2006 Fulbright Seminar for U.S. Administrators in International Education.

The seminar, conducted by the German-American Fulbright Commission, will take place Oct. 7-25 in Germany.

Jeffrey Grilliot
Jeffrey Grilliot

“This Fulbright award is a very prestigious honor in a very competitive review process,” says Dr. Bruce Edwards, associate dean for international programs. “Jeff's participation in this three-week seminar in Germany will benefit all of our international programs, and advance our 'Understanding Cultures and Nations' plank in BGSU's Academic Plan.”

Grilliot will join a select group of about 25 international program administrators from universities around the United States, including American University in Washington, D.C., the Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Georgia.

The group will participate in a seminar about German higher education and society, meet with leaders in the German higher education system, and visit several German universities. In addition to meetings in Berlin, the program itinerary includes visits to several areas in Germany and travel to Prague, Czech Republic.

“I am very honored to have been selected to participate in this program,” Grilliot said. “Currently, the higher educational system in Germany is undergoing significant reform. To be in Germany during this period of transformation and to be part of discussions with fellow international educators about this reform is a wonderful opportunity to advance the global initiatives outlined in BGSU's strategic plan.”

August 21, 2006