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Citadel News Service

For release
December 13, 2004

Citadel professor awarded third Fulbright

The Citadel School of Business Administration's Professor of Economics, Dr. Don Sparks, has received a Fulbright award to teach and conduct research at the University of Maribor in Slovenia for the spring semester.

While the Department of State-sponsored Fulbright program sends several hundred American scholars abroad each year, Sparks is one of only 15 economists selected to participate.

Sparks has completed two Fulbright assignments, both at the University of Swaziland in southern Africa. In Slovenia Sparks will teach international economics and international business and research the potential for Slovenia to adapt the Euro as its currency.

A faculty member at The Citadel since 1986, Sparks has been named MBA Professor of the Year three times. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the George Washington University and a master’s degree and a doctorate from the University of London.

Sparks is not the only member of his family to conduct scholarship abroad. His daughter, Sally, a recent graduate from University of California, Los Angeles School of Theatre, Film and Television, is currently completing a State Department-sponsored exchange program in Berlin.

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