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2009.10.26 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

UNO in Top Ranking for Fulbright Students

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), a 100-year-old higher-education institution, is among the nation’s top producers of student Fulbright winners.

UNO’s top-50 ranking was announced earlier this month by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a Washington, D.C.-based newspaper that covers higher education.

In the tier of schools with master’s programs for the 2009-2010 academic year, the program awarded Fulbrights to two UNO students.

Clayton Miller, a Mechanical Engineering major from McCook, Neb., is studying in Singapore. Josh Noonan, an International Relations major from Humphrey, Neb., is studying in Azerbaijan.

Each year the Fulbright program sends students and faculty around the globe to research and teach. It is a highly competitive program recognized around the world in higher education and international education.

“We are immensely proud of our Fulbright scholars,” said Terry Hynes, senior vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs at UNO. “The educational and personal experiences they have while abroad are truly life-changing. Our university community becomes a richer place when students, faculty and staff return from international exchanges.”

Under the Fulbright program, 1,559 American students in more than 100 fields of study teach English and conduct research in more than 125 countries throughout the world. More than 570 colleges and universities participated in this year’s program.

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