Monecia SamuelMonecia Samuel, The College of Westchester Director of Library Learning Services, is not at all new to situations of reviewing scholarship applications. For quite some time now, she has been helping CW students obtain prestigious external scholarships such as the i3 scholar program and Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism Conference. Now, however, she will be undertaking this task at an even higher and more competitive level.

Mary Beth Del Balzo, Senior Executive Vice President and COO of CW states, “We are very excited to announce that Monecia Samuel has been appointed to serve on the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Peer Review Committee.”   Miss Samuel shared, “I feel frozen with excitement… Endurance throughout my academic and professional career has been important. Fortunately, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars makes the overall experience clear and attractive for prospective Fulbright program participants,” For the 2015-2016 cycle, Miss Samuel will review and rank approximately 30 Fulbright applications electronically and independently as one of three members of a Discipline Peer Review Committee for Library Science applications.

Fulbright awardees have included students, scholars, teachers and other professionals from various disciplines. The Fulbright Program is one of the most prestigious awards programs worldwide, operating in over 155 countries. 53 Fulbright alumni have won Nobel Prizes and 78 have won Pulitzer Prizes.  For more information about Fulbright Program visit

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