September 18, 2013 - Brian Floyd, MS, associate director of student academic affairs at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, was recently invited by the Institute of International Education to serve on a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship selection review committee.
"The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad," according to the organization's Web site. "Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world."
'Profound and Lasting Changes'
Floyd says it is an honor to have been selected for this committee and that he has seen firsthand the impact that this program can have on students.
"It can produce profound and lasting changes in students' self-image, their academic and professional goals, and their attitudes about their roles in society," he says.
The committee will meet in Houston in November.
By Bill Cessato