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NOVA listed by U.S. State Dept. as top producing Community college for Fulbright Scholars

Northern Virginia Community College topped the 2015-2016 list of America’s Top Producing Institutions for Fulbright scholars and students in the Community College classification. The list was published by the Chronicle of Higher Education this week and includes the names of institutions in each classification (Research, Master’s Institutions, Bachelor’s Institutions, Community Colleges and Specialized Institutions) that had the highest number of students and scholars who received Fulbright grants that year.

One of the most prestigious academic exchange programs in the world, The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. The program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 360,000 participants with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. 

Among NOVA’s outstanding faculty who have been Fulbright Scholars in the last five years are:

  • Fonya Atabong, MEC, Nursing, Cameroon, 2015-2016
  • Lucy Egziabher, AL, Communication Studies & Theater, Ethiopia, 2015-2016
  • William Woodard, Manassas, English as a Second Language, Chile, 2015-2016
  • Miguel Corrigan, Loudoun, Business, Russia, 2013-2014
  • Amy Gilley, Annandale, American Studies, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2013-2014
  • Phillip Imel, Annandale, Business, Russia, 2012-2013
  • Juneious Tucker, Annandale, Education, South Korea, 2012-2013

NOVA employs outstanding faculty who are engaged and dedicated to expanding their disciplinary knowledge, to share that with students abroad as well as with their own students in the classroom. Programs like the Fulbright Scholars Program enrich the lives of students and faculty on multiple continents and help NOVA provide the best education for its students.

Media Contact: Kathy Thompson | 703.764.0896 | kthompson@nvcc.edu



Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through NOVA Online. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.