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Inaugural Event of the Community Colleges Chapter of the Fulbright Association

From a Two-Year College to a Lifetime of Learning: What Fulbright Means to Me

Join the Community Colleges Chapter of the Fulbright Association for our inaugural event on

Monday, June 3, 2024 at 7 p.m. ET by Zoom.  Go here to join the meeting.

Formed in January, our chapter aims to advance the visibility of the Fulbright Program in America’s nearly 1,200 2-year community and technical colleges.

In this first gathering, we will introduce you to our chapter, its board and officers, and goals.   Following an introduction by president David J. Smith, George Mason University (Fulbright U.S. Scholar, Estonia 2003-2004), the program will continue with a discussion with a panel of board members who will discuss their experiences in the Fulbright Program.

The moderator will be Stephanie Hallock, Harford Community College (Fulbright Specialist 2023).  The panel will include:

  • Selina LeMay-Klippel, North Country Community College (Fulbright U.S. Scholar, Russia 2028)
  • Tabitha Morgan, Community College of Philadelphia (Fulbright U.S. Scholar, Mexico, 2021-2022)
  • Vincent L. Briley, Montgomery College (Fulbright U.S. – Germany  International Education Administrators Program, 2012)

Panelists will share their  experiences in the Fulbright Program including their motivation for applying and how it made a difference in their personal and professional lives. This will be followed by questions from the audience.

We invite all those interested in supporting  Fulbright Program awareness in community colleges to join us (even if  you have not received a grant).  Those who received grants as part of their post-undergraduate educational experiences (i.e., research based or ETA), as part of a Fulbright-Hays grant, and as a visiting Fulbright grantee are especially encouraged to join us.

We can be reached by email at:  communitycolleges@fulbright.org

More info here.


“Going Global, Growing Global: New Models for Internationalization at CCs”

The following comes from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC):

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) invite you and interested colleagues to attend the upcoming online symposium: “Going Global, Growing Global: New Models for Internationalization at Community Colleges,” on Thursday, April 8 and Friday, April 9, 2021, from 1:00-3:00 pm Eastern Time. The promotional flyer for the two-day event is below.

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CAORC 2019-2020 Research Fellowships Now Available!

Announcing new Fellowship opportunities from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers:

More info on these Fellowships is available HERE.

The National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship Program supports advanced research in the humanities for U.S. postdoctoral scholars, and foreign national postdoctoral scholars who have been residents in the U.S. for three or more years.

Fields of study include, but are not limited to, history, philosophy, religious studies, literature, literary criticism, and visual and performing arts. In addition, research that embraces a humanistic approach and methods will be considered.

Applicants must propose four to six consecutive months of research between the period of May 2020 and November 2021 in an American overseas research center in one of the following countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka or Tunisia.

Fellowship stipends are $5,000 per month for four to six consecutive months.

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who have resided in the U.S. for three years prior to the application deadline.
  • Applicants must hold a PhD.
  • Funding is not available for research conducted in the U.S.
  • Minority scholars and scholars from Minority Serving Institutions are strongly encouraged to apply.  
Application deadline: January 23, 2020
Announcements are expected to be made by the end of April 2020.

The CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their PhD.
Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the U.S., at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.
Please note that in accordance with U.S. Department of State travel warnings, travel is not currently possible to the following countries with overseas research centers: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan (senior scholars may be permitted to travel to Lahore and Islamabad subject to approval), and Yemen.
Approximately eight awards of up to $11,000 each will be given. Each year the highest ranking Multi-Country Fellowship applicant will receive an additional $1,000 toward travel expenses through the Mary Ellen Lane Multi-Country Travel Award. The award is named after CAORC’s founding director, Dr. Mary Ellen Lane.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Funding is not available for research conducted in the U.S.
  • Group projects are admissible and will be evaluated as a single application. 
  • PhD candidates must be ABD (all but dissertation) by May 2020.
  • Minority scholars and scholars from Minority Serving Institutions are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application deadline: January 23, 2020
Announcements are expected to be made by the end of April 2020.
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Announcing The 2019 Literary Magazine Competition Winners

We at CCHA are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Literary Magazine Competition! We would also like to once again thank Jenny Williams and her team of judges for their hard work on what is the flagship competition here at CCHA.

2019 Winners of National Magazine, Overall (Tie)


Pima Community College,
Tucson, AZ

Faculty Advisor: Maggie Goldston


Community College of Denver,
Denver, CO

Faculty Advisor: Jeff Becker

We also want to be sure to congratulate the winners at all levels and in categories, so please be sure to see the full lists of winners at the links below. Lastly, for those of you who didn’t win this year, note that nest year’s competition opens in a few short months!

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Mellon-Funded MLA Teaching Institute Now Accepting Applications

As was previously announced, this past summer, Executive Director Rusnak and Deputy Executive Director Campbell were invited to join a group faculty members from four-year institutions and “access-oriented institutions” (identified by the Modern Language Association as “community colleges and other colleges that prioritize access over selectivity in admissions”) to design a grant-funded program that will offer instructors who teach at access-oriented institutions and doctoral students who are interested in teaching at these institutions the opportunity to participate in regional week-long seminars focused on Reading-Writing Pedagogy. As we received plenty of questions about this opportunity, we are happy to announce that the Modern Language Association (MLA) is now accepting applications for this amazing opportunity. Please take note of the approaching Deadline: March 11th. Interested individuals can access the application HERE. Good luck to you all!

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Diversity on the Rise in the Nation’s Community Colleges According to AAA&S

According to a new article from Inside Higher Ed, diversity is on the increase at the nation’s two-year colleges. The article is based on information from publicly available degree completions data.

More information from American Academy of Arts & Sciences (AAA&S) survey that CCHA assisted in will be available in the future.

According to the results of the survey, “in 2015, 32.1 percent of the associate degrees in the humanities were awarded to black, Hispanic or Native American students — a 149 percent increase from 1989, when the data were first collected.” This is just some of the great news according to the data collected by AAA&S, and the rest can be found in the article at the link below.

Read the Inside Higher Ed Article