Alumni Profile: Munir Sayegh

Alumni Profile: Munir Sayegh

Munir Sayegh’s collection of specialties is multi-faceted: he is a photographer, artist, designer, researcher, and data guru with professional expertise in marketing and economics. As a Fulbrighter and study abroad alum, he not only has had the chance to build these skills, he now uses his experience to give back to the international exchange community. Munir earned his master’s degree in Economics at Purdue University. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Graphic

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August 23, 2018 0

Alumni Profile: Brenda McGadney and Phyllis Bell Miller

Alumni Profile: Brenda McGadney and Phyllis Bell Miller

Fulbright is about making connections – and sometimes reconnections. At the Fulbright Association’s 40th Annual Conference in 2017, Phyllis Bell Miller, who was displaying her research in a poster presentation, noticed the impeccable fashion of another poster presenter. As a fashion design researcher, she was specifically impressed with the African-influenced pattern of this woman’s clothing and her unique hat. The woman had an unusually familiar look about her, so Phyllis approached her to ask where

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July 20, 2018 0

Alumni Profile: Lori Amy

Alumni Profile: Lori Amy

Dr. Lori Amy had intended to spend her 2009 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant working on a book project in Pakistan. A Professor in the Department of Writing and Linguistics at Georgia Southern University, Amy’s interdisciplinary research focuses on the ways in which violence influences personal identity. She specializes in narrative, memory, and trauma, engaging in memory work as a means of helping people and societies imagine new ways to build their futures. After finishing her

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June 15, 2018 0

OTTOnomy: Fulbright Alum’s NGO Works to “Restore the Social Fabric” in Albania

OTTOnomy: Fulbright Alum’s NGO Works to “Restore the Social Fabric” in Albania

Through connections and knowledge gained during her Fulbright Scholar grant to Albania, Dr. Lori Amy co-founded the non-governmental organization OTTOnomy to preserve, restore, and re-imagine a historic villa in Tirana. Below, she describes in her own words the origins of the undertaking, its growth and development, and her vision for its future. The opportunity to work with an Albanian on a vision for a Regional Center for Cultural Heritage and International Center for Art, Culture,

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June 15, 2018 0

Alumni Profile: Derek Crider

Alumni Profile: Derek Crider

As a junior at Purdue University studying civil engineering in 1976, Derek Crider participated in a yearlong study abroad program in Hamburg, Germany. Through his coursework, travel, and observations, he gained an understanding of how German public transport and urban planning were interconnected, and began to identify opportunities for improvement that could be applied to U.S. transportation systems — particularly in complex metropolitan areas where services were often disjointed. These explorations planted the early seeds

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April 26, 2018 0