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AUTHORS, LEADERS JOIN WW VISITING FELLOWS ROSTER FOR 2006
PRINCETON, NJ – A former Microsoft senior director and global entrepreneur, a nonprofit executive with expertise on Asia and civil society, and two authors—a Beliefnet columnist and a novelist featured in Oprah’s Book Club—have signed on as Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows for 2006-07.
The four new Fellows join a roster of more than 100 Visiting Fellows, comprising distinguished business and nonprofit leaders, diplomats, prize-winning journalists and writers, artists, and public officials, who make week-long residential visits to relatively small, often isolated colleges and universities, helping to connect undergraduate liberal education with the world beyond the campus.
Now available to book campus visits for 2006-07 are the four following new Fellows:
- Sue Miller, a novelist recognized internationally for her elegant and sharply realistic accounts of the contemporary family, including The Good Mother (a New York Times best seller), Family Pictures (nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award), and While I Was Gone (an Oprah’s Book Club selection), as well as the forthcoming Lost in the Forest and her memoir The Story of My Father;
- Anil Singh-Molares, a multilingual global citizen and former Microsoft executive who oversaw more than $200 million annually in international vendor contracts, now CEO of EchoMundi LLC, a rapidly growing international services firm that helps corporations do business abroad, as well as co-founder, board member, and donor of the Preeclampsia Foundation;
- Kevin F.F. Quigley, president and CEO of the National Peace Corps Association, an organization of 36,000 Peace Corps alumni (and himself a Peace Corps member in Thailand in the 1970s), as well as former vice president of the Asia Society and author of a major book on philanthropy and democratization, as well as dozens of articles on international development and NGOs; and
- Dan Wakefield, author of nearly 20 books, dozens of magazine articles, and an online column for Beliefnet whose works range from his memoir New York in the ’50s to the novel Going All the Way (subsequently a movie with Ben Affleck and Jill Clayburgh) to the 1970s television series James at 15 to Returning, his best selling account of his struggle with alcoholism and recovery of faith.
Further biographical information is available at the Visiting Fellows website.
Since 1973, the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program has helped to match the interests of participating colleges and universities with the availability of Fellows, selected for the program on the basis of their professional accomplishments, commitment to liberal education, and experience and interest in working with college-age audiences. Fellows typically spend five days on campus, meeting students and faculty in classes, workshops, lectures, and informal discussions (often over breakfast, lunch or dinner).
For a full roster of Fellows and details on how colleges and universities may sign on to participate in the program, see http://www.woodrow.org/visiting-fellows. Contact Beverly Sanford at (609) 452-7007 ext. 181 or email@example.com for additional information.
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Begun in 1945 as a program of doctoral fellowships to meet the nation's need for talented college teachers, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation has supported more than 21,000 intellectual leaders in fields from arts and sciences to business to public service. Over the past two decades, the Foundation has joined its legacy of excellence with its commitment to meet changing national needs at all levels of education—from promoting diversity in the academy and in selected, high-impact professions to building linkages between colleges and universities and public K-12 schools that will improve the quality of education.