Fulbright scholars Ali Hassan (L) and Kirsten Hammen (r) help prepare table settings for needy persons at the Feed My Sheep community Thanksgiving dinner.
These two Ball State students joined scores of other local volunteers preparing for and serving traditional holiday meals to hundreds of needy and shut-in residents of Muncie.
Hassan, a graduate student in linguistics at Ball State, was spending his second Thanksgiving in the USA, but it was the first time to celebrate the holiday for Hammen, a telecommunications student from Ball State's sister university in Mainz, Germany.
Following their volunteer duties, Hassan and Hammen joined local Fulbright alumni for dinner in their home.
Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the
Fulbright grantees Ali Hassen (L) and Kirsten Hammen (R) help Fulbright alumna Mary Catherine Limbird (C) serve needy Muncie residents on Thanksgiving 2006.