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AAMU Named among Fulbright HBCU Leaders

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January 24, 2020

19 HBCU Fulbright Leaders

Alabama A&M University has been named a 2018-2019 Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leader.

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) has begun recognizing the noteworthy level of engagement that selected Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have achieved with the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program.  AAMU has been named one of the 19 HBCUs to receive this distinction.

HBCU Fulbright institutional leaders for 2018-19 include Alabama A&M University, Bennett College (N.C.); Bluefield State College (W.Va.), Central State University (Ohio); Delaware State University, Fayetteville State University (N.C.), Fisk University (Tenn.), Florida A&M University, Howard University (D.C.), Huston-Tillotson University (Tex.), Jackson State University (Miss.), Langston University (Okla.), Lincoln University (Pa.), Morgan State University (Md.), North Carolina A&T State University, Spelman College (Ga.), Tennessee State University, Texas Southern University and Xavier University of Louisiana.

Through this inaugural “Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leader” designation, ECA recognizes 19 HBCUs that have demonstrated noteworthy support for Fulbright exchange participants during the 2018-2019 academic year and have promoted Fulbright Program opportunities on campus. ECA has established this designation to acknowledge the strong partnerships between the Fulbright Program and HBCUs, and to encourage the entire network of HBCUs to increase their Fulbright engagement.

“We are pleased to recognize our Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leaders for the work they have done in engaging with the Fulbright Program,” stated Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce.  “We look forward to continued collaboration in promoting mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. We hope that this recognition inspires HBCUs as well as other institutions to take advantage of all the Fulbright Program has to offer – internationalizing campuses while supporting scholars and students who benefit professionally and personally from a Fulbright experience.”

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program of the United States government and was created to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has given over 390,000 passionate and accomplished students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to important international problems.

For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit