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Maryland Governor Wes Moore with SU President Carolyn Ringer Lepre
Maryland Governor Wes Moore with SU President Carolyn Ringer Lepre

Governor Moore Lauds SU's 'Remarkable' Fulbright Student Successes

SALISBURY, MD---Maryland Governor Wes Moore is proud to have the nation’s No. 1 master’s-level producer of Fulbright Students in his state.

The Governor praised Salisbury University for that recent ranking — and for being named among the top Fulbright Student producers it the U.S. for the past six years — during the February 15 Maryland Board of Public Works meeting.

“What you are doing in Sea Gull nation is remarkable,” he told SU President Carolyn Ringer Lepre following her first presentation to the board. “You all have been one of the true assets of our state.”

Last week, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs named SU the nation’s top producer of Fulbright Students in the Master’s Carnegie Classification for 2022-23.

“That is a remarkable achievement and something the entire state should be very, very proud of,” Moore said.

During that academic year, a record nine SU students were given the opportunity to study, research and teach abroad through the program, widely recognized as the most prestigious of its kind in the world. Recently, 12 more were named Fulbright Student semifinalists for 2023-24. SU has celebrated 34 Fulbright Students since its first in 2012.

The Governor’s comments followed a presentation by Lepre on how the proposed renovation of Blackwell Hall into a center for student services will continue the University’s legacy of providing students with direct access to the resources they need to succeed.

“If a family trusts us enough to send their student to SU, we want to make sure that we are providing them the high-quality education that they expect and giving them the tools to be successful,” she said.

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