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Celebrating USF Fulbright awardees in style

group shot of recent Fulbright awardees at the University of South Florida

TAMPA, FL (November 1, 2023) -- On October 18th, USF World proudly co-hosted the 2023 Fulbright Celebration Breakfast with the USF Judy Genshaft Honors College. The annual gathering highlights the University of South Florida’s commitment to global engagement as a top producer of faculty and student Fulbright awardees over the years.  

This year esteemed current and former USF leaders supporting the Fulbright program attended the event at the new Honors College building. President Law, former presidents Genshaft and Castor, Provost Mohapatra, former Provost Wilcox, and deans and associate deans from various departments across the university enjoyed remarks from Dr. Allan E. Goodman, the CEO of the Institute of International Education. The U.S. Department of State Fulbright Program is administered by the Institute of International Education. Audience members had the privilege of hearing Dr. Goodman speak about the role of The Fulbright Program in fostering relationships across borders to build lasting peace.  

picture of a 2023-2024 visiting Fulbright Scholar with her supporting USF colleague

USF World leaders were delighted to welcome USF’s Fulbright community and honor 15 exceptional Fulbright awardees with the distinguished green and gold medals in recognition of their remarkable accomplishments. Among them are: 

Faculty Fulbright Scholars 

  • Ponrathi Athilingam
  • Babu Joseph
  • David Lewis
  • Judithanne McLauchlan
  • Matthew Mullarkey
  • Christina Richards
  • Steven Roach
  • Darrell Slider
  • Hariharan Srikanth 

Fulbright Administrator 

  • Wendy Baker 

Visiting Fulbright Scholars 

  • Josue Celiscar
  • Manal Lamouine
  • Manpreet Singh 

Student Fulbright Scholars 

  • Yoel Gebrai
  • Glenda Vaillant Cruz 

Read more about the program and the above awardees here!  View event photos here