By Desaray Hickombottom, Communication Studies major, Class of 2020
Dr. Amiso George, TCU strategic communication associate professor, has received the Fulbright Global Scholar Fellowship to spend part of next year at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Dr. George will develop strategic communication courses for the journalism and business departments and teach a seminar in crisis communication.
While in Kyrgyzstan, Dr. George hopes to gather data about crisis communication.
“I am sure it’s somewhat different from the way we practice here. Such data would be useful for comparison,” she said. “Most importantly, it will serve as a window on how the culture of a place/country/society illustrates how authorities respond to crisis.”
The Fulbright Program is devoted to increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people in other countries. Fulbright is the world’s largest and most diverse international educational exchange program.
Fulbright is a highly selective program, with alumni that have become heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs, and university presidents, as well as leading journalists, artists, scientists and teachers. They include 60 Nobel Laureates, 86 Pulitzer Prize winners, 72 MacArthur Fellows, 16 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients and thousands of leaders across the private, public and non-profit sectors.
The Schieffer College is proud of Dr. George for being rewarded for her outstanding work and for representing TCU in Kyrgyzstan beginning in May 2020.
“It would be an honor to fly the TCU flag in far-away Kyrgyzstan,” said Dr. George. “While I have been to Russia, I’ve never ventured as far as Central Asia, so this would be exciting to take some Horned Frog goodness to that part of the world.”