Dr. Loretta Ovueraye awarded Fulbright US Scholar fellowship

Thursday, June 13, 2024
Written by: Seminole State Staff

Dr. Loretta Ovueraye, vice president of Academic Affairs and chief academic officer at Seminole State has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award in the Germany International Education Administrators Program for 2024-2025. 

Open to higher education administrators and executives and community college faculty, this prestigious award will enable Dr. Ovueraye to travel to Germany in October 2024 and participate in a two-week seminar designed to familiarize U.S. higher education administrators with the latest trends in Germany’s higher education system. The small group seminar also provides professional networking and opportunities for cooperation between Seminole State and German colleges and universities.  

Dr. Loretta Ovueraye
Dr. Loretta Ovueraye

During their stay in Berlin, participants will receive a comprehensive overview of Germany and its higher education system through presentations, discussions with colleagues and experts as well as campus visits. Participants will also travel to other destinations throughout Germany to visit further institutions of higher education such as research universities and universities of applied sciences. Beyond the German perspective, the seminar also offers the opportunity to explore and discuss the German higher education system within the European Union and learn about higher education mobility trends in the broader European context. 

Said Dr. Ovueraye, “This is a great opportunity to observe German colleges and universities firsthand. The European Commission has praised the caliber of vocational teacher training in Germany as unmatched. Through this experience I will gain critical insights into how standards, curriculum and testing coordinate in a high-performing education system.” She continued, “Germany is also known for its ability to work with students two or three years after high school and I look forward to understanding how they engage these adult learners as well as how their teachers are trained, mentored and supported to perform this work and bring back strategies to enhance faculty development and align opportunities at Seminole State College.” 

Through this experience I will gain critical insights into how standards, curriculum and testing coordinate in a high-performing education system.

Dr. Loretta Ovueraye

The Fulbright Program is a prestigious academic exchange program. It is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. In this spirit, the U.S.-Germany International Education Administrators Program offers the participants an intensive professional exposure which opens new perspectives on international academic mobility and exchange. Administrators from U.S. community colleges were strongly encouraged to apply for this award. 

Fulbright alumni include 62 Nobel Laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, 80 MacArthur Fellows, and thousands of leaders and world-renowned experts in academia and many other fields across the private, public and non-profit sectors.

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