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ADVISOR CHOSEN FOR FULBRIGHT
Features prestigious study opportunity in Germany
Va. (April 18, 2005) – Tidewater Community College is pleased
to announce that Susan M. de Veer, international student services
advisor, has been selected for a prestigious Fulbright seminar
in Germany this fall. The seminar will be held in Berlin with
additional travel and study in Poland, eastern and western Germany.
Only 24 people nationwide were selected for this prestigious study
The German-American Fulbright Program implements Sen. J. William
Fulbright’s visionary concept: The promotion of mutual understanding
between countries through academic and bicultural exchange.
“I’m thrilled to participate in the Fulbright Germany
Program and look forward to an in-depth cultural experience to
learn about German culture and their educational system within
the context of the European Union,” says de Veer. “This
is a wonderful opportunity to work and exchange ideas with top
professionals in international education on both sides of the
Atlantic, as well as to serve as an ambassador on behalf of community
colleges in the U.S.
“All travel is transformative and serves to remind us of
the similarities of our neighbors within the global community.
I expect to apply the knowledge and insights I have gained in
Germany to further TCC’s goal of internationalization as
the national exemplar of a strategic community college in the
21st century,” notes de Veer.
The Fulbright Program has international outreach, providing exchanges
between the United States and more than 180 countries and territories
worldwide. More than 50 permanent commissions support the work
of the Fulbright Program on the binational level, among them the
German-American Commission. Annually more than 4,500 scholars,
American and foreign, participate in the Fulbright exchange. Since
the inception of the Fulbright Program in 1946, it has sponsored
over a quarter of a million scholars.
Tidewater Community College
is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth
of Virginia, enrolling more than 35,000 students annually. The 37th
largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC
ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded
in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the
college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake,
Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne
and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district
in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth
and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-four
percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university
in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information,