Humphrey Program in Penn State College of Education Is Renewed
by Joe Savrock (February 2009)
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Federal funding for Penn State’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program will continue for the next five years.
Leila Bradaschia, director of international programs at the College of Education and coordinator of the Humphrey program, recently learned that the Institute of International Education, in coordination with the United States Department of State, has renewed the program with the College. Penn State is one of 15 universities nationwide participating.
“The Humphrey Program is an integral part of the College of Education’s international programs and outreach," said Bradaschia. "I am delighted to welcome five more cohorts of Humphrey Fellows to the College to interact with our faculty and students. Humphrey Fellows are an extraordinary group of people who become important members of our university and community.”
The prestigious Humphrey Fellowship Program is a one-year non-degree initiative of combined academic and professional development opportunities. It brings accomplished mid-career professionals from designated countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East to selected universities in the United States for public service, advanced study, professional training, and work-related experiences. The program was established in 1978 by President Jimmy Carter to honor the late Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey.
Penn State has hosted Humphrey Fellows since the program’s inception three decades ago. The College of Education is the University’s administrative home of the program. This year fourteen professionals from around the world are participating at Penn State.
Alumni of the Penn State Humphrey Fellows program are located in more than 100 of the 168 countries identified by the United Nations.