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Simmons College Professor Named Fulbright Scholar

BOSTON (April 20, 2006) — Simmons College Professor Beverly Sealey has been awarded a prestigious national Fulbright Scholar grant for the 2006-2007 academic year.

Sealey, an associate professor at the Simmons College School of Social Work, was one of approximately 115 Americans who have been selected to teach or conduct research in 32 African countries during the 2006-2007 academic year.  This will allow her to spend the year traveling abroad to expand her research.  

Sealey will continue her project, "The Influence of Perceived Parenting Styles and Attachment on Delinquent Behavior Among Black Adolescents," at the University of Ghana at Legon, School of Social Work in Africa.  While there, she also will examine West African family culture and teach a variety of courses at the university.  

Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and their demonstration of extraordinary leadership potential in their fields.  

The Fulbright Program, America's flagship international educational exchange activity, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. For over 60 years, thousands of U.S. faculty and professionals have studied, taught or done research abroad, and thousands of their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the United States.

The Simmons School of Social Work was founded in 1904.  It has a nationally acclaimed clinical social work program and is one of the oldest schools of social work in the nation. Simmons College is a nationally recognized private university located in the heart of Boston.