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Ex-Fulbrighter meets Colombian counterparts in Muncie

Columbian Fulbright grantees (L) Pablo Acosta Acosta, Angela Castro, Oscar Ordonez, Elsa Maria Ruiz Wilson
Columbian Fulbright grantees (L) Pablo Acosta Acosta, Angela Castro, Oscar Ordonez, Elsa Maria Ruiz Wilson

The honor of receiving a Fulbright scholarship brought four Colombian nationals together January 26, 2007 at Ball State University. All four participated in the annual President's International Dinner. . 

Medellin native Elsa Maria (Ruiz) Wilson came to Ball State on a Fulbright grant in the early 1970s, earning the MAE degree in 1974. She currently teaches Spanish in Morton, Illinois.   Pablo Acosta Acosta, a current PhD student in applied linguistics with a cognate in TESOL, is on leave from the Universidad del Cauca in Popayan. Oscar Ordonez Morales, a native of Santiago de Cali, is a graduate student in educational psychology. His goal is to return to the Universidad del Valle to do research in congnitive change. Angela Castro is enrolled in a master's degree program in TESOL. Her hometown in Columbia is Lopez de Micay.

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.