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UNI named one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright Scholars

December 18, 2012

Craig Klafter, associate provost, UNI Office of International Programs, 319-273-6807,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has been named by The Chronicle of Higher Education one of the top producers of Fulbright Scholars in the United States after three UNI professors were awarded Fulbright Scholarship grants for their research projects abroad. These honors are awarded to those who help promote the program's goals of fostering leadership and increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

"To be named one of the top producers of Fulbright Scholars in the United States by The Chronicle of Higher Education is an exciting and prestigious honor," said Gloria Gibson, executive vice president and provost. "It reflects the work of outstanding faculty at the University of Northern Iowa. The acknowledgement also recognizes the importance of international relations in UNI's mission statement and strategic goals. In addition, the Office of International Programs provides excellent support to promote Fulbright opportunities for faculty and staff." 

Three professors, Bettina Fabos, associate professor of communication studies, Kevin Finn, associate professor of health, physical education and leisure services, and Tammy Gregersen, associate professor of languages and literatures, were named Fulbright Scholars for 2012-2013. Fabos and Finn will conduct research in Hungary, while Gregersen will teach a course in language assessment at the University of Santiago in Chile.

For more information, contact Craig Klafter, associate provost for UNI's Office of International Programs, at 319-273-6807 or

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