Awards and Highlights - January 2017

Students named as semifinalists for Fulbright grants

A Central Michigan University student and recent alumnus were named Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant semifinalists by the National Screening Committees for the Institute of International Education. Amanda Jackson, a senior from Oak Harbor, and Brandy Svensson, '16, will advance to the next round of the selection process. Jackson is competing for the English Teaching Assistant Grant to Mexico and Svensson is competing for a grant to study international relations at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. Their applications are being considered at an international level in the final stages of the competition.

CMU recognizes academic achievements of Ypsilanti charter school

South Arbor Charter Academy – Central Michigan University authorized charter school – received the highest proficiency rate of all Michigan school districts. The school is located in Ypsilanti and has nearly 800 students between kindergarten and eighth grade.

International honor society earns outstanding chapter award

The Mu Kappa chapter of Chi Sigma Iota at Central Michigan University was recognized with the 2017 Outstanding Chapter Newsletter Award.  Chi Sigma Iota is an international counseling honor society for educational and professional counselors. The CMU chapter is one of 375 chartered chapters and joined campus in 2014.

Economics faculty member recognized at international conference

College of Business Administration faculty member Debasish Chakraborty received the Best Paper Award at the 2016 Asian Business Research Conference in Dhaka, Bhangladesh. Chakraborty's paper, "Lucas Paradox and Southern Cone Syndrome with Capital Flows: Evidence from Emerging Economies" will be published in September 2017. The paper will be featured in either International Review of Business Research Papers, World Journal of Social Sciences, Journal of Accounting, Finance & Economics or World Review of Business Research.