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Donald Sparks elected Fulbright Association’s S.C. chapter president

Donald Sparks, professor of international economics at The Citadel, has been elected president of the Fulbright Association’s South Carolina chapter.

The Fulbright Association has 46 locally organized chapters throughout the United States. Through volunteer service, local chapters provide networking opportunities with other alumni and visiting Fulbright students, teachers, and scholars. Currently, U.S. chapters receive funds and support from the national office for educational and cultural programs.

A Citadel professor since 1986, Sparks has previously served as an international economist at the U.S. Department of State and as a staff assistant to Sen. Ernest F. Hollings in Washington, D.C. Sparks was awarded teaching and research Fulbright awards in Swaziland and Slovenia and was a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Swaziland. He serves on the Fulbright's Senior Specialist Review Panel for evaluating candidates in economics.

Sparks received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of London. He received his B.A. from the George Washington University, Washington, D.C., in international affairs, and he completed courses in economics and African Studies at Howard University, Georgetown University and University of California, Los Angeles.

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