Prometric

May 17, 2007 10:30 ET

Prometric Announces Winners of Educational Travel Grants

BALTIMORE--(Collegiate Presswire - May 17, 2007) - As a global partner of NAFSA, the Association of International Education, and as the leading sponsor of its 2007 Overseas Educational Advisors Travel Grant program, Prometric is pleased to announce this year's grant winners. The grants, provided by Prometric and other sponsor organizations, will enable educational advisors from eight different countries to travel to the U.S. for NAFSA's annual conference and exhibition.

The goal of the grant program is to ensure that international educational advisors have access to professional development opportunities that will enable them to effectively advise and guide international students looking to study in the U.S. The travel grants are awarded annually and are obtained through a competitive application process which includes an essay and a letter of endorsement. This year's winners, listed below, were selected from a pool of over 35 applicants.

-- Fouzia Al Azhari, AMIDEAST, Morocco

-- Judy Freudenberger, Office of Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy, Australia

-- Radhika Sundarakrishman, Malaysian American Commission for Educational Exchange, Malaysia

-- Zohre Allawzi, AMIDEAST, Jordan

-- Olena Dontsova, American Councils for International Education, Ukraine

-- Elizabeth Chung, International Academic Center, Serbia

-- Hasmik Harutyunyan, Gyumri Education Advising Center, Armenia

-- Oyuntulkhoor Jukov, Educational Advising and Resource Center, Mongolia

"I am very happy to be attending NAFSA's annual conference because it will give me the excellent opportunity to meet professionals from all over the world and familiarize myself with innovative techniques in student recruitment," said Olena Dontsova, grant winner from the Ukraine.

"Prometric's mission is to support client organizations across industry vertical markets by effectively developing and delivering education, training and certification programs that advance the lives and careers of millions of people every year," said Ray Kelly, Senior Vice President, Client Services, Sales and Marketing at Prometric. "Sponsoring this grant program gives us the rare opportunity to be involved first-hand in the development and education of individuals trying to foster the spread of knowledge worldwide."

The grant winners will be formally recognized and presented with their grant checks at a ceremony to be held on Monday, May 28th from 4:30-5:00 p.m. in the Greenway ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Minnesota during the 2007 NAFSA Conference and exposition in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For additional information, please visit Prometric at booth number 808 during the exhibition.

About Prometric

Thomson Prometric is the recognized global leader in technology-enabled assessment services, providing paper-and-pencil, Internet and computer-based testing solutions. It offers a fully integrated testing system that includes test development, test delivery and data management capabilities. On behalf of more than 600 clients in the academic, professional, government, corporate and information technology markets, Thomson Prometric develops and/or delivers assessments through a global network of testing centers in 132 countries as well as direct to candidates via the Web. For more information, please visit www.prometric.com.

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