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Goodwill Ambassador Harriet Mayor Fulbright Speaks To CCCCD Students & Community

April 17, 2003 - Harriet Mayor Fulbright, ambassador of the Fulbright Scholars Program, recently spoke to CCCCD students and the community. Fulbright's visit was part of the college's Honors Institute Scholar-in-Residence program.

Mrs. Fulbright, wife of late Senator J. William Fulbright presented Mr. Fulbright's vision for the Fulbright Program. The Fulbright Program, under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State, has provided educational exchanges for 250,000 scholars. US Senator J. William Fulbright established the program in 1946 with the concept of promoting mutual understanding between countries through international academic and cultural exchange.

Harriet Fulbright served as "Unofficial Ambassador" for the 50th anniversary of the Fulbright Program and in that capacity traveled to 16 countries on all continents and all over the United States to speak about the importance of international education exchange and the pivotal role played by the Fulbright Program.

As a representative of the Fulbright Program, Fulbright speaks with heads of state and educators around the world to promote education, prosperity, peace and democracy.

On par with university activities across the country, the CCCCD Honors Institute Scholar-in-Residence program brings renowned scholars, academicians, and other leaders to CCCCD in an effort to provide students with an enriching educational experience and exposure to a variety of scholastic achievements. These scholars include Keith Devlin, Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug, Marvin Olasky, John Stoessinger, and Leon Botstein.

Collin County Community College District serves more than 38,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs in a wide range of disciplines. By offering intellectually stimulating learning opportunities, the Honors Institute attracts academically outstanding students who plan to transfer to universities after their studies at CCCCD.