Written by Michael Castellon

Date: Nov. 23, 2005
CONTACT: Michael Castellon,

LUBBOCK – The Texas Tech University College of Education has been selected to host Lieu Thi Bich Tran, a Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Vietnam, for the 2005-2006 academic year.

Tran, on the faculty of Education and Psychology at Hanoi University of Education, will conduct research on methods for improving the quality of higher education in the U.S. and Vietnam.

“Being in the United States as a Fulbright Scholar is a great honor for me,” she said. “From the U.S. higher education system I can learn many valuable lessons that will be applied in Vietnam to improve the quality of our higher education system. Living here among kind and wonderful people in the Texas Tech University College of Education, I feel that the relations between Vietnam and the United States get better every day."

Tran is one of approximately 850 outstanding foreign faculty and professionals the Fulbright Scholar Program will bring to the U.S. to teach and conduct research this year.

Recipients of the Fulbright awards – both U.S. and foreign – are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and because they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential in their fields.

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CONTACT: Diane Oliver, visiting assistant professor, Texas Tech University College of Education, (806) 742-1997 ext. 273,