Gustavus Student Receives Fulbright Scholarship

Posted on March 16th, 2007 by

Gustavus Senior Erica Duin

Gustavus Senior Erica Duin

Gustavus Adolphus College senior Erica Duin has been granted a Fulbright Scholarship for the 2007-08 academic year. Duin, a native of Hastings, Minn., will take classes at Al Akhawayn University and conduct research on water resource management in the Sebou River Basin in Morocco. She is the fourth Gustavus student since 1996 to be named a Fulbright scholar.

Duin – who will graduate this spring with a bachelor’s degree and majors in international management and French – developed a passion for Morocco during a 2006 summer internship with the U.S. Agency for International Development in Rabat, Morocco.

“Water is a scarce resource in Morocco,” Duin said. “I’m ecstatic about this opportunity. I still can’t believe it’s real.”

Established in 1946, the Fulbright program aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of people, knowledge, and skills.

The program sends approximately 1,100 American scholars and professionals per year to more than 130 countries, where they lecture and conduct research in a variety of academic and professional fields.

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Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin
jakin@gustavus.edu
507-933-7510

 

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