The Institute of International Education has named the University of West Georgia a 2011 Fulbright Top Producing Institution.
The IIE cited the excellent work of UWG Fulbright Scholar Program campus representative William Schaniel, and Fulbright Student Program adviser Donald Wagner for their strong contributions to the program's success at UWG.
The Fulbright Program contributes to leadership development across academia, government, commerce, health, science and the arts and promotes peace and stability in the world.
"We are pleased to be recognized as a 2011 Fulbright Top Producing Institution," said UWG President Beheruz N. Sethna. "As a former Fulbrighter myself, I am even more delighted. I offer my congratulations and thanks to my esteemed colleagues, Dr. Schaniel and Dr. Wagner."
"We are fortunate to have so many students who qualify for national and international scholarships," Wagner said. "Dr. Mike Hester [associate dean] deserves the credit for the work that resulted in this honor. UWG's Honors College is fortunate to have a person of his skill on our team."
"The inclusion of the University of West Georgia as a top producing institution is a credit to the faculty, departments and the deans of the college at UWG," Schaniel said. "The number of Fulbright scholars from the university as well as visiting the university is a demonstration of UWG's commitment to giving our students a global education."
Top producing institutions in all Carnegie Classifications were highlighted in the Oct. 24 digital edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education.