Roanoke English professor named Fulbright Ambassador

SALEM, Va. - Roanoke College English Professor Dr. Katherine Hoffman is among a select group of Fulbright Scholars participating in a new program known as the Fulbright Ambassador Program. Hoffman, who is an alumna of the Fulbright Scholars program having taught and studied in Sri Lanka in 2006-07, will work on outreach to promote the program around the country.

In a letter announcing Hoffman's appointment to Roanoke's administration, Edward Roslof, executive director at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, said "Hoffman has already made valuable contributions to our outreach efforts." He went on to say that she will present at conferences and on campuses around the U.S. on behalf of the Fulbright Scholar Program. Ambassadors serve two-year terms and present on their own experiences at various events.

"My own Fulbright experience was so wonderful and transformative that I really look forward to showing other faculty that it's not that hard to apply," Hoffman says, "and the rewards are tremendous."

A website detailing Hoffman's experience is here.

Roanoke College, an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college in Salem, Virginia, combines firsthand learning with valuable personal connections in a classic, undergraduate setting. Roanoke prepares students for their futures through its commitment to providing a true classic college experience. Roanoke is one of just 280 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast."

For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.

Released: May 25, 2010
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