Fulbright Specialist to Visit Kingwood College

Lone Star College-Kingwood welcomes Fulbright Visiting Specialist Dr. Abdelrahman A. Abdrabou to campus April 2 through 6 as part of an initiative sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Dr. Abdrabou is a professor of English education and translation at Sana’a University in Sana’a, Yemen.

Beginning April 2, Dr. Abdrabou will spend a week at Lone Star College-Kingwood to meet with students, faculty and the community. His efforts will focus on promoting mutual understanding by engaging in dialogue and educational opportunities. He will be presenting lectures and short courses to students and the community, as well as working with district faculty on program and curriculum development.

Lone Star College System is one of 57 U.S. colleges and universities selected to host a Fulbright Visiting Specialist from one of the world’s many Muslim communities during the 2006–2007 academic year. 

Dr. Abdrabou’s visit to Lone Star College System will culminate in his participation as a speaker at the 4th Annual International Education Conference, Global Changes: Political, Philosophical, Physical, at Lone Star College–CyFair on Friday, April 20. The conference draws faculty, administrators, and students in the Texas Gulf Coast region together to discuss global issues and best practices in international education and includes a variety of presentations on international topics, many exhibitors, as well as a student poster contest.
 
The Fulbright program, Direct Access to the Muslim World, helps U.S. higher education institutions and communities enrich their understanding of Islamic civilization and culture, and social, political and economic developments in the Muslim world.

Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by former Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Since the establishment of the Program, 45,400 Fulbright Visiting Scholars have conducted research or taught in U.S. universities and more than 43,600 Fulbright U.S. Scholars have engaged in similar activities abroad.

For more information about Dr. Abdrabou’s speaking schedule on campus, call Dr. Masoud Shafiei, Lone Star College-Kingwood’s intensive English program director at 281-312-1578 or e-mail masoud.shafiei-Sararodi@lonestar.edu.

Online registration for summer 2007 began Mar. 6. On-site registration starts Mar. 26. For general information about the college, call 281-312-1600 or visit kingwood.lonestar.edu.

The Lone Star College System is among the largest and fastest growing community college districts in Texas. It comprises Lone Star College-North Harris, Lone Star College-Kingwood, Lone Star College–Tomball, Lone Star College–Montgomery, Lone Star College–CyFair, six satellite centers and The University Center. For more information about Lone Star College System and its programs, visit www.lonestar.edu or call 832-813-6500.