Southeast Faculty Member Receives Fulbright Award

Phooto of Marcus Bond

Dr. Marcus Bond, associate professor of chemistry at Southeast Missouri State University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant 2007-2008 academic year.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

July 9, 2007 – Dr. Marcus Bond, associate professor of chemistry at Southeast Missouri State University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant in the College of Technology at Copperbelt University in Kitwe, Zambia, in sub-Saharan Africa for the 2007-2008 academic year.

The announcement was made last week by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Bond will teach chemistry, assist in developing a new bachelor of education in science and mathematics degree program, conduct crystallographic research on copper(II) and halide compounds, and establish a program of crystallography education and access to crystallographic services.

Bond came to Southeast in 1994. He holds a doctoral degree in chemical physics from Washington State University. Before coming to Southeast, he was a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Chemistry at Texas A&M University and a grant specialist in the Department of Chemistry at Southwest Texas State University. He has a bachelor of science degree in chemistry with minors in mathematics and physics from Brigham Young University.

Bond is one of about 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright Scholar Program. Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Sen. 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 Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Since its inception, the Fulbright Program has exchanged about 273,500 – 102,900 Americans who have studied, taught or researched abroad and 170,600 students, scholars and teachers from other countries who have engaged in similar activities in the United States. The program operates in more than 150 countries worldwide.

Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. Fulbright recipients are among more than 30,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year. For more than 40 years, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has supported programs that seek to promoted mutual understanding and respect between the people of other countries. The Fulbright Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.

For more information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, visit http://exchanges.state.gov or contact Heidi Manley, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, at (202) 452-8534 or e-mail academic@state.gov.