UPIKE provost receives Fulbright to study Japanese education system


Lori Werth

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Provost and Academic Director of the University of Pikeville, Lori Werth, has been selected by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to receive a Fulbright US Scholar Award Program in Japan.

Werth will have the opportunity to learn about the Japanese education system and network with American and international colleagues during an intensive two-week fellowship. Fulbright Fellows return with an increased ability to serve and encourage international students and prospective students abroad.

As a Fulbright Fellow, Werth will share his knowledge and foster meaningful connections between communities in the United States and Japan. Fulbrighters engage in cutting-edge research and expand their professional networks, often pursuing research collaborations started abroad and laying the groundwork for forging future partnerships between institutions.

Returning to their home countries, institutions, laboratories and classrooms, they share their stories and often become active supporters of international exchanges, inviting foreign scholars to campus and encouraging their colleagues and students to leave. abroad. As a Fulbright Scholar Alumni, their careers are enriched by joining a network of thousands of esteemed scholars, many of whom are leaders in their fields. Fulbright Alumni includes 60 Nobel Prize winners, 86 Pulitzer Prize winners and 37 who have served as heads of state or government.

“We at the University of Pikeville want to foster the experiences of our rural undergraduate, medical and optometric students, so that they are seen as independent, self-reliant, adaptable, open-minded and ultimately , impacting our 21st century global community, ”said Werth. “I am honored to be a Fulbright Fellow and will continue to serve, build, strengthen and empower communities and stakeholders to close the equity gaps in post-secondary achievement for all students. “

“The Fulbright organization recognizes only a select group of higher education professionals each year,” said UPIKE President Burton J. Webb. “We are proud of Dr Werth’s well-deserved recognition by Fulbright and believe that what she learns while in Japan will benefit UPIKE students for years to come. “

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. It is designed to forge lasting bonds between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, fight misunderstandings, and help people and nations work together toward common goals. Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has enabled more than 390,000 dedicated and accomplished students, academics, artists, teachers and professionals from all walks of life to study, teach and research, exchange ideas and to find solutions to common international problems.

For more information about the Fulbright program or the US Department of State, please visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.


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