Posted: 11/22/05

TAMIU's Dr. Green Granted Fulbright Scholar Award



One of Texas A&M International University's professors, Dr. Stanley Green (photo), has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Grant to research "Reflections of the Texas Revolution on Northeast Mexico" at the College of Tamaulipas in Victoria, México during the 2005 - 2006 academic year.

Dr. Green is one of approximately 850 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad to some 150 countries through the Fulbright Scholar Program according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Scholarship.

"The Fulbright Award is one of the oldest and most respected means our government has of recognizing and supporting scholarship with a global vision. Dr. Green's participation in this prestigious program is an honor for him, for the University, and for our region. We look forward to hearing of his experiences and reading of his findings," said Dr. Ray Keck, TAMIU president.

"The program is designed to establish a connection between border institutions and Mexican scholars working on border issues and Texas history from the Mexican side," explained Dr. Green.

Long-time faculty member Dr. Green added that the grant will defray costs involved in his research that takes him to many small towns and hamlets in Northern México where he talks to local historians and archivists to learn about Texas history as seen from the Mexican point of view.

"It's a story we all know. It's a familiar story, through different eyes," said Dr. Green.

Green, who joined the University faculty at then-Texas A&I University at Laredo in 1970, holds his Ph.D. in History from Texas Christian University. His MA, also in History, was earned at TCU, while his BA in History comes from the University of Texas.  A prolific writer and researcher, he was a founding member and first president of the Webb County Heritage Foundation.

The Fulbright Program, America's flagship international educational exchange activity, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Over its 59 years of existence, thousands of U.S. faculty and professionals have studied, taught or done research abroad, and thousands of their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the United States.

They are among more than 265,000 American and foreign university students, K - 12 teachers, and university faculty and professionals who have participated in one of the several Fulbright exchange programs.

Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and because they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential in their fields. Among thousands of prominent U.S. Fulbright Scholar alumni are Milton Friedman, Nobel Laureate in Economics; James Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA and Nobel Laureate in Medicine; Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet; and Craig Barrett, CEO of Intel Corporation.

Visit cies.org for information about the Fulbright Scholar program.

For more information, please contact Dr. Green at 326.2612, e-mail sgreen@tamiu.edu or visit offices located in the Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center, room 324D.

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