FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
DATE:  August 31, 2004
CONTACT: Dr. Pam Brouillard, Associate Professor of Psychology, (361) 825-5982; Steve Paschal, Public Affairs, (361) 825-2336
   
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Faculty Member Receives Fulbright Scholar Grant to Lecture in Croatia

Dr. Pamela Brouillard, an associate professor of Psychology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Grant to lecture at the University of Zagreb Medical School in Croatia during the 2004-2005 academic year. She will depart in late September and return in August 2005.

Brouillard, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earned her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Baylor and has taught at A&M-Corpus Christi since 1994. She is one of approximately 800 United States faculty and professionals who will travel to 140 different countries for the academic year through the Fulbright Scholar Program.

“Even though I’m a clinician by training, I enjoy teaching and this is an opportunity to combine both skills,” said Brouillard. “Part of the mission of Fulbright Scholars is to be a goodwill ambassador, so I expect to travel a lot while I’m there, too.”

Brouillard’s interest in Croatia began with a visit to Dr. Dorothy McClellan, a professor in A&M-Corpus Christi’s department of Social Sciences and Criminal Justice who taught in the small Southeastern European country as a Fulbright Scholar during the 2003-2004 academic year. Croatia, which has a population of 4.5 million people, is on the Adriatic Sea and is bordered by Bosnia, Herzegovina and Slovenia.
 
“I applied for the Fulbright Scholar Grant in large part because of Dorothy,” said Brouillard. “Croatia a beautiful country and it’s pretty amazing that I get to go over there and teach in English. Pretty much everybody under 30 speaks English and everyone at the University does.”

Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and because they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential in their fields. Among thousands of prominent Fulbright Scholar alumni are Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist; Alan Leshner, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet; and Craig Barrett, CEO of Intel Corporation.
 
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 other countries.