By Kyle Bailey
News Radio 1240 KQEN
May 8 2014 5:30 a.m.
A staff member at Umpqua Community College has been named a Fulbright Scholar by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. The college announced that Susan Taylor was selected, on Wednesday. Taylor is the Director of Grants and Planned Giving for the UCC Foundation. Taylor has been selected to participate in the Fulbright International Education Administrator Seminar award in Germany.
Just twenty people are selected each year for this award, mainly from universities from throughout the United States. Susan Taylor will travel to Germany October 4th through 18th with the group to learn about the German higher education system and to develop cooperative relationships abroad.
As a Fulbright Scholar, Taylor will join the rank of distinguished participants in the program. Fulbright alumni have become heads of state, judges, ambassadors, CEOs, university presidents and more. They have been awarded 43 Nobel Prizes. Since it began over 60 years ago, around 300,000 people have participated in the Fulbright program.