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NDNU Faculty Member Named Fulbright Scholar

Belmont, CA, August 6, 2007 — Notre Dame de Namur University’s Director of Undergraduate Business Programs, Peter F. Young, has been appointed a United States Fulbright Scholar and will serve as a professor at Belarus State University during the 2007-2008 academic year.

Young will be working with undergraduate business and MBA students in international marketing and Internet business operations as well as conducting research on disaster recovery and business resumption training within Eastern Europe. He is one of several U.S. faculty who will travel abroad through the Fulbright Scholar Program this year.

Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program’s purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the rest of the world. The United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsor the Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange program. Since its inception, the Fulbright Program has sent thousands of Americans who have studied, taught, or researched abroad. The program currently operates in over 150 countries. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.

“I am extremely honored to be selected as a Fulbright Scholar,” said Young. “I’m very much looking forward to my year in Minsk. I’ll be teaching students who will have just finished a one-year English immersion program before they enter the MBA program.”

Among the Fulbright alumni are: Craig Barrett, Chairman of the Board of Intel Corporation; Mohamed Benaissa, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Morocco; Raoul Cantero, Justice, Florida Supreme Court; Luis Ernesto Derbez, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mexico; Renee Fleming, soprano; Gish Jen, Writer; Dolores Kendrick, Poet Laureate of the District of Columbia; Daniel Libeskind, Architect; Aneesh Raman, CNN Baghdad Correspondent; Robert Shaye, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, New Line Cinema; Ruth Simmons, President, Brown University; Javier Solana, Foreign Policy Chief, European Union; and Muhammed Yunus, Managing Director and Founder of the Grameen Bank.