The State Department’s Fulbright Scholar Program declared Cal Poly a top producer of American Fulbright scholars for the 2016-17 academic year, with five faculty members receiving grants from the government’s international exchange program.
The five recipients are John Battenburg, a three-time Fulbright recipient in the College of Liberal Arts; Chris Carr, a four-time Fulbright scholar with the Orfalea College of Business; R. Thomas Jones of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design; and Zachary Peterson and three-time Fulbright recipient Jose Macedo of the College of Engineering.
Cal Poly claimed more Fulbright grants than any other public or private masters-level university in the nation, according to a statement from the university.
The Fulbright program began in 1946 and has provided awards to more than 370,000 participants. Cal Poly has received 44 Fulbright scholar awards since 1984.
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Fulbright scholars are selected “for their academic merit and leadership potential,” and the core program offers more than 500 teaching, research or combination awards in more than 125 countries.