Dr. Susan LaRocco Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Scholarship

March 24, 2014


Curry College is proud to announce that Dr. Susan LaRocco, Professor of Nursing, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year. Dr. LaRocco will be travelling to teach at a university in Jordan.

"My focus will be on graduate level courses in Patient Safety in the Clinical Environment and Global Perspectives of Nursing," Dr. LaRocco said about the Scholarship. "Additional activities will include supervising graduate students in thesis preparation and assisting faculty and students with editing manuscripts for publication."

 Dr. LaRocco has taught at Curry since 2003, and is currently the coordinator of the College's traditional undergraduate nursing program. In addition to the Fulbright Scholarship, Dr. LaRocco was recently elected to a Distinguished Fellowship in the National Academies of Practice and the Nursing Academy as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow.

Each year, the government-sponsored Fulbright Program awards nearly 8,000 grants allowing scholars, students, and professionals to study, teach, or conduct research abroad. Dr. LaRocco is Curry's fourth Fulbright Scholar. Currently, Dr. Les Muray, Professor of Philosophy and Religion, is studying in his native Hungary on a Fulbright Scholarship. Previously, the late Joseph Schneider, an English professor, was awarded the scholarship twice. Criminal Justice and Sociology professor Magueye Seck was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2006, allowing Dr. Seck to teach in his home country of Senegal.

"Being named a Fulbright Scholar is among the most prestigious awards in higher education," said William Nancarrow, the College's Interim Dean of Faculty. "Dr. LaRocco is a tremendous educator and scholar, as well as a world traveler. She is the ideal representative of Curry College and the United States to the world."


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