Tweedie Selected a Fulbright Scholar

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The Fulbright Program, the United States government?s highly competitive international exchange program, has selected Dr. Sanford Tweedie, son of Pat Tweedie and the late S. Martin
The Fulbright Program, the United States government?s highly competitive international
exchange program, has selected Dr. Sanford Tweedie, son of Pat Tweedie and the late S.
Martin Tweedie of Port Huron, to take part in its educational exchange program for
2000-2001.

Tweedie, of Woodstown, NJ, is an associate professor in the College Writing Department at
Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ. He will spend the year as a Fulbright Scholar in Germany
teaching writing theory and American culture to undergraduate and graduate students at the
University of Erfurt. For Tweedie, whose wife and two children will join him, the exchange
will take him back to the country in which he taught from 1990-92 at Justus Liebig
University in Giessen as part of another exchange program.

Tweedie, 38, earned a Ph.D. in English with a specialization in rhetoric and composition
from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, an M.A. in English language and composition
from Eastern Michigan University and a B.A. in English literature from the University of
Michigan.

<+>I think everyone should spend time outside of the country to better understand the culture
we live in,<+> Tweedie said.

<+>It?s a wonderful opportunity,<+> he said of the Fulbright. <+>We?re very excited to have a
chance to go.<+>

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by former Sen.
J. William Fulbright. Approximately 140 countries participate in the program, which is
designed <+>to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and
people of other countries.<+> The Fulbright Program awards grants to Americans and foreign
nationals to study, teach, lecture and conduct research abroad. More than 144,000 foreign
nationals have come to the United States and more than 86,000 Americans have gone
abroad as part of the program. Alumni include Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, Supreme
Court justices, governors, senators, ambassadors, prime ministers, heads of state, CEOs,
professors, scientists, artists and others.

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