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Professor Sacristan Selected for Prestigious Fulbright-Hays Program

Dr. Dolly Sacristan, assistant professor of social work, has been selected for the highly coveted Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program to Colombia. This prestigious award, administered by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the U.S. Secretary of Education, is a testament to Dr. Sacristan’s dedication to scholarly excellence.

As one of only 16 scholars selected for this program, Dr. Sacristan will embark on a transformative journey across Colombia, delving into its rich cultural tapestry and environmental landscape. The program, facilitated by the U.S. Department of Education’s International and Foreign Language Education office in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State, promises an immersive experience like no other.

During her travels, Dr. Sacristan will explore five significant cities, including the vibrant capital, Bogotá. Here, she will deepen her understanding of Colombia’s administrative dynamics while gaining invaluable insights into environmental challenges and conservation efforts. The program’s itinerary will seamlessly blend academic rigor with cultural immersion, incorporating both public and private universities into the curriculum.

Upon her return, Dr. Sacristan will leverage her newfound knowledge to develop an engaging study abroad course elective for Master of Science in Social Work (MSW) program at Ramapo College. Focused on environmental social work practice, this course will provide students with a unique opportunity to explore global sustainability issues firsthand.

The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program is more than just an academic endeavor; it’s a transformative experience that empowers scholars like Dr. Sacristan to become global citizens and leaders in their field. Ramapo College congratulates Dr. Sacristan on this remarkable achievement and eagerly anticipates the enriching impact her experiences will have on the campus community.