Clark College staff member receives Fulbright IEA Grant

For Immediate Release
February 7, 2019

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Jody Shulnak from the college’s International Programs will bring lessons from Taiwan back to Clark, creating stronger global connections

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Jody Shulnak, International Student Recruitment & Outreach Manager in the Office of International Programs at Clark College, was one of eight applicants to be awarded a prestigious Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) Seminar grant to Taiwan in March. 

The two-week program includes briefings, campus visits, appointments with select government officials, cultural activities and meetings with representatives from universities, private sector agencies and organizations in March as part of this Fulbright award. Shulnak, who has worked at Clark College since 2007, is one of two representatives from a community college to receive this grant.

“I am honored to receive this Fulbright award and I look forward to a deeply rewarding professional experience that is sure to be a highlight of my career in international education,” Shulnak says.

The Fulbright grant will allow Shulnak to learn more about the education system in Taiwan and explore institutional partnership opportunities with a focus on study abroad, exchanges and international student enrollment. This opportunity is particular relevant right now, as Clark College is launching a new study abroad program in Taiwan in spring 2020. 

Shulnak provides thoughtful direction and oversight of international student enrollment, establishing global partnerships, leading campus internationalization efforts and managing all study abroad initiatives for Clark College. She holds a Master of Science degree in International Conflict Resolution from Portland State University. 

Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) Seminars help U.S. international education professionals and senior higher education officials create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected based on academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields.

About Clark College

Located in Vancouver’s Central Park and serving more than 10,000 students per quarter, Clark College is Southwest Washington’s oldest public institution of higher education. The college currently offers classes at two satellite locations: one on the Washington State University Vancouver campus and one in the Columbia Tech Center in East Vancouver. Additionally, its Economic & Community Development program is housed in the Columbia Bank building in downtown Vancouver.