Dr. Felicia Cavallini, a Professor of Physical Education at Limestone College, has been selected for a Fulbright Scholar Grant, which will provide her a research and teaching position for a semester in Canada. Dr. Cavallini was informed of her selection by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board on March 25. As a Fulbright grantee, Dr. Cavallini will join the ranks of distinguished participants in the program. Fulbright alumni have become heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs, university presidents, journalists, artists, and more. A total of 43 Fulbright Award winners have won Nobel Prizes. The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by then-Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Cavallini was awarded the prestigious, internationally distinguished Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant for 2014-2015 as a Visiting Research Chair in the Human Health and Nutritional Sciences Department at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Cavallini will teach and undergo research in collaboration with the faculty and serve as an ambassador to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and Canada.