Maine Chapter of the Fulbright Association

About Us

The mission of the Fulbright Association is to advocate for the Fulbright Program and promote international education. Our vision is a world where international exchange is widely recognized as a force for peace.

Maine Chapter of the Fulbright Association

Preserving and promoting the legacy of the Fulbright story in Maine and beyond

Our Chapter vision is that Fulbright stories and experiences will be an inspiration to service and participation in Chapter programs that ultimately aim to foster mutual understanding among peoples of the world.

Our Chapter mission is to promote continued opportunities for life-long learning, collaborative networking, service, and programming that celebrate international educational and cultural exchanges in support of Fulbright alumni, aspiring Fulbrighters, and the legacy of J. William Fulbright.

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Elaine S. Potoker
Director, Interloqui
Professor Emerita of Intl. Business & Logistics, Maine Maritime Academy
Core Award (Teaching/Research), 2007, Costa Rica
Senior Specialist Award (Economics), 2012, Costa Rica
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F. Celeste Branham
Vice President for Student/Community Services
Director of the Partnership for Civic Advancement
University of Maine, Farmington
International Administrator’s Award, 2013, Germany
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Richard M. Brown
Retired, Non-Profit Healthcare and Social Services
Friend of Fulbright

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Matthew Bampton
Professor of Geography, University of Southern Maine
Core Award (Teaching/Research), 2014, United Kingdom
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Linda Beck
Associate Dean of Experiential and Global Education
Professor of Political Science
University of Maine, Farmington
Fulbright-Hays (Doctoral Dissertation Research), 1992-1993, Senegal International Administrators Award, 2019, Japan
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Alan Berry
PhD Student and Teaching Assistant, University of Maine
Maine State Chapter Leader, Media Literacy Now
Study/Research Award, 2017-2018, Kosovo
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Kirsten Brewer
Director of Membership & Programs, The Kennebec Land Trust
English Teaching Assistant, 2008, Republic of Korea
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Dorothy Klimis-Zacas
Professor of Clinical Nutrition and Cooperating Graduate Faculty
School of Biomedical Sciences & School of Food and Agriculture
University of Maine, Orono
Core Award (Teaching/Research), 1995, Greece
Senior Specialist (Agriculture), 2008, Italy
Senior Specialist (Agriculture), 2012, Italy
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