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Simmons College Graduate Receives Fulbright Award

BOSTON (June 24, 2010) — Grecia Álvarez, a 2010 graduate of the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS), recently received a Fulbright Award. The Fulbright is one of the world's most prestigious awards and provides grants for international educational exchange for scholars, educators, graduate students, and professionals.

Álvarez will teach English to adult students at a Moroccan university beginning this September as part of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) Program. The ETA Program is an element of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and places U.S. students as English teaching assistants in schools or universities overseas to improve foreign students' English language abilities and knowledge of the United States, while increasing their own language skills and knowledge of the host country.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program provides participants — chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach, and conduct research; exchange ideas; and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Simmons College is a nationally recognized private university located in the heart of Boston. It offers an undergraduate education for women, and renowned coeducational graduate programs in health sciences, education, liberal arts, social work, library and information science, and communications management, as well as the nation's first MBA program designed specifically for women. The nationally ranked Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science is one of the oldest and largest library and information science programs in the nation.