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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LEADERSHIP

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Vice President of Data Management 

Kirsten Brewer

Katahdin Circle Donor Engagement Manager, Natural Resources Council of Maine

  • English Teaching Assistant, 2008, Republic of Korea
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Vice-President External Programming & Community Outreach

Sallie Hunter 

ELA/Social Studies Teacher, Greely Middle School

  • Classroom Teacher Exchange Program, 2011-2012, United Kingdom
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SECRETARY

Lillian Eckstein

Medical Outreach Case Manager, Maine Medical Center-Preble Street Learning Collaborative

  • English Teaching Assistant, 2018-2019, Spain
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TREASURER

Wesley Chaney

Assistant Professor of History, Bates College

  • Fulbright-Hays (Doctoral Dissertation Research), 2013-2014, China

BOARD MEMBERS

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Matthew Bampton

Professor of Geography, University of Southern Maine

  • Core Award (Teaching/Research), 2014, United Kingdom
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Michael Beaudoin

Professor Emeritus of Education, University of New England

  • Senior Research Scholar, 2007, Ghana
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Alan Berry

PhD Student and Teaching Assistant, University of Maine

  • Study/Research Award, 2017-2018, Kosovo
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Richard M. Brown

Retired, Non-Profit Healthcare and Social Services

Friend of Fulbright

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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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Charles H. Norchi

Benjamin Thompson Professor of Law, University of Maine School of Law

  • Fulbright-Ministry of Foreign Affairs Arctic Scholar, 2018, Iceland

ADVISOR

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Elaine S. Potoker (Past President

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

If you are interested in service on a Committee or know of someone who would be an asset to a Committee or our Board, contact us at maine@fulbright.org.