FIT was named a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Top Producing Institution for the 2022–23 academic year, underscoring the college’s global reach. The honor was given to 174 colleges and universities this year.
Fulbright is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Since its inception in 1946, there have been more than 400,000 participants from all backgrounds and fields, from the United States and over 160 other countries. A central goal of the program is to form bonds and mutual understanding between countries.
Multiple members of the FIT community are currently taking part in Fulbright’s various programs.
- Faith Cooper, Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice MA ’20, Art History and Museum Professions ’14, won a Fulbright Master’s Degree Program Award to pursue additional graduate study at Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan.
- Two adjunct faculty members in the History of Art Department won awards: Samuel Albert received a fellowship to Hungary, and Ann Shafer is teaching at the University of Kairouan in Tunisia and researching heritage management in the region.
- Multiyear Fulbright Specialist Awards have gone to Denise Sutton, adjunct associate professor of Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management, to teach at the University College of Education in Vienna, Austria, and Albert Romano, professor of Advertising and Marketing Communications, to teach at ISCOM in France.
“It’s amazing to get recognized along with major research institutions,” said Helen Gaudette, assistant dean for International Education. Gaudette serves as a resource for students and faculty applying to Fulbright programs.