FORMER TEXAS TECH STUDENT APPOINTED AS FULBRIGHT FELLOW
July 19, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: July 18, 2005
CONTACT: Scott Slemmons, firstname.lastname@example.org
LUBBOCK – Nadia Shihab, a student at Texas Tech University in the fall of 2004, has
been appointed a 2005-2006 U.S. Fulbright Student Fellowship recipient.
Shihab is the daughter of Dr. Zuhair Shihab and Lahib Jaddo, an assistant professor
in Texas Tech's College of Architecture in Lubbock. She is a graduate of Lubbock High
School and the University of Texas. She applied to the Fulbright program while a student
at Texas Tech..
As a Fulbright Student Fellowship recipient, Shihab will travel to Turkey in January
to conduct research on the role of non-formal education on young Turkish women. One
of the primary questions of her research will be how models of non-formal education
best respond to the needs of young women who face limited educational opportunities
due to their social, political and economic situations.
During Nadia's senior year at the University of Texas, she produced a documentary
film about her grandparents, whose native language is a Turkish dialect spoken in
northern Iraq. This award-winning film was the catalyst that eventually led Nadia
to attend the Turkish language program at Bosphorous University in Turkey.
Since 1998, 13 Texas Tech students have been named Fulbright fellows. Previous recipients
of the international exchange program have traveled to Germany, Vietnam, Peru and
Established in 1946, the U.S. Fulbright Program aims at broadening the cultural understanding
between American and foreign citizens. Annually, the Fulbright Program gives approximately
1,000 students the opportunity to conduct research or lecture in more than 140 countries.
The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and
Cultural Affairs. Students, who are graduating seniors or enrolled in graduate school,
have the opportunity to study abroad under the Fulbright Student program. At-large
candidates who are not currently enrolled at a university also may apply.
CONTACT: Jane Bell, director of operations, Office of International Affairs, Texas
Tech University, (806) 742-2974 or e-mail email@example.com.