BTVI and US officials discuss Fulbright program

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Deputy Assistant Secretary for Academic Programs in the United States Department of States’ Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, Caroline Casagrande, recently paid a courtesy call on President of The
Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Dr. Robert W. Robertson. The visit came a day before it was announced that the Fulbright program would be reinstated for Bahamian students. The program which promotes international goodwill through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture and science, was introduced to The Bahamas in 1996.BTVI’s President, Dr. Robert W. Robertson is an alumnus of the Fulbright program, which is an educational and cultural emersion.

According to Ms. Casagrande, one in every three world leaders are a part of the Fulbright alumni. Shown seated from left to right are BTVI’s President, Dr. Robert W. Robertson; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Academic Programs in the US Department of States’ Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, Caroline Casagrande and US Embassy’s Public Affairs Officer Penny Rechkemmer. Standing from left to right are: US Department of State’s Special Assistant of Academic Programs, Ingrid Specht; BTVI’s Dean of Student Services, Racquel Bethel; BTVI’s Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Leroy Sumner and Director of the US Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Jamie Martin.

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