Fulbright students head to US
THE US EMBASSY to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States has announced the final two members of the 2014 slate of Fulbright and Humphrey Fellows for this academic year.
St Lucian Halim Ernest and Grenadian Keane Mark will be traveling as Fulbright Foreign Students. They are the last of six grantees this year that will have their graduate-level studies funded by the US government.
Ernest, a senior purchasing and packaging coordinator at St Lucia Distillers Ltd, will go to the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York this month to pursue a master’s degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management.
Keane Mark, who is an engineer employed by Kajola-Kristada, a manufacturing company in St Kitts and Nevis, will pursue a master’s degree in Engineering at the same school.
The Fulbright programme is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the US government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
The Fulbright Foreign Student programme enables graduate students, young professionals, and artists from abroad to research and study in the United States for one year or longer at US universities or other appropriate institutions. (PR/NB)