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Fulbright Workshop

Flags of the world hang from a ceiling.

Join D’Youville and our regional Fulbright Association chapter for an event dedicated to distinguished individuals in pursuit of educational and cultural exploration.

D’Youville proudly welcomes all interested parties to join us on Friday, October 18 from 12 - 3 PM on our campus in Buffalo’s West Side neighborhood. Registration is required by October 15 to attend.

About Fulbright

The Western New York, Northwestern Pennsylvania Chapter Fulbright Association advocates for the Fulbright Program and the program’s vision of “a world where international exchange is widely recognized as a force for peace.” Join notable speakers, program alumni, and current program participants for an afternoon of presentations, meet others interested in international education, and connect with a peers and program advocates.

Event Details
  •   Date: Friday, October 18 from 12 - 3 PM
  •   Location:
  • D'Youville Academic Center, 6th Floor Event Space
  • D'Youville College, 320 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14201

Register for Event

Join us at this Fulbright Workshop on the D'Youville campus.



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Event Agenda

D'Youville looks forward to hosting you for this event. The event will be held on the D'Youville campus in the D'Youville Academic Center, Sixth Floor Event Space. This unique space offers scenic views of the campus, downtown Buffalo, and Canada. D'Youville is a compact campus in the heart of Buffalo's West Side neighborhood. Attendees in need of parking are recommended to use the D'Youville park and ride service and park in the La Salle Park off-site parking lot where D'Youville's Red Bus will pick them up and ferry them to campus.

  • 12:00 - 12:45 PM
  • Registration and Lunch
  • 12:45 - 1:00 PM
  • Welcome, Dr. Mimi Steadman, Vice President for Academic Affairs, D’Youville
  • Fulbright Advocacy, Dr. Jean Francois Gounard, Director of International Student Affairs, Buffalo State College
  • Introduction of Keynote Speaker, Dr. Ted Schwalbe, Chapter President, State University of New York at Fredonia
  • 1:00 - 1:15 PM
  • Featured Keynote Speaker, Dr. Paul Violanti, Assistant Clinical Professor, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, D’Youville
  • 1:15 - 1:45 PM
  • Fulbright Traditional Awards Program, Dr. Lauren Clay, Assistant Professor Health Administration and Public Health, D’Youville
  • 1:45 - 2:15 PM
  • Specialists Awards Program, Dr. Cathleen Morreale, Associate Director for Curriculum and Assessment, University at Buffalo
  • 2:15 - 2:45 PM
  • Student Award Program, Natalie DuBois, Graduate Student, SUNY Fredonia
  • 2:45 - 3 PM
  • Question and Answer Session, Event Closing

Event Speakers

Dr. Paul Violanti, Assistant Clinical Professor, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, D’Youville

Dr. Paul Violanti has been a practice partner with Jericho Road Community Health Center (JRCHC) since 2001.  He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at the Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing at D’Youville College, since 2000.  Paul has been a nurse for nearly 35 years and a Nurse Practitioner dually certified in Family Health and Pediatrics for the past 25 years. 

At Jericho Road, Dr. Violanti is a founding board member of Jericho Road Ministry (governing entity of JRCHC) and has served as their Director of Global Health programs since its inception 11 years ago.  In this role, he helped establish and continues to manage 3 medical clinics in under-resourced parts of Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo and Nepal.  Besides educating health professionals in the classroom, he is also active in precepting students at his Buffalo office as well as leading students and other health professionals on short term medical mission trips abroad.  In total, Dr. Violanti has been on 27 medical trips to underdeveloped regions of the world including Mexico, Thailand, Cambodia, Nicaragua, Philippines, Vietnam, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo and Nepal.

Dr. Violanti received his BSN and master’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a post master’s degree and Doctorate degree from D’Youville College.

Dr. Lauren Clay, Assistant Professor Health Administration and Public Health, D’Youville

Dr. Lauren Clay is an Assistant Professor in the Health Administration and Public Health Department at D’Youville College. Her research focuses on public health outcomes of disasters, with a focus on reducing health disparities during long-term recovery. In 2007, she received a U.S. Student Fulbright Grant to Bangladesh where she conducted a study on elective cesarean sections in the middle class at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) and contributed to a study on Crime, Violence, and Human Insecurity with BRAC.

Dr. Cathleen Morreale, Associate Director for Curriculum and Assessment, University at Buffalo

Cathleen Morreale completed her PhD in Higher Education Administration through the Department of Educational Leadership at the University at Buffalo (UB), SUNY in 2011. Her various professional and personal experiences in higher education have focused on assessment, course evaluation, curriculum and program development, experiential learning (including internships and service-learning), counseling and advising, assessment, and career development. She currently serves as the Associate Director for Curriculum and Assessment in the Office for Educational Effectiveness at UB. She recently served as a Fulbright Specialist to the University at Limpopo in South Africa.

Natalie DuBois, Graduate Student, SUNY Fredonia

Natalie DuBois is a 2017 SUNY Geneseo Graduate with a B.A. in mathematics and a double major in psychology. Her Fulbright experience was as an English Teaching Assistant in Schkopau, Germany, during which she assisted and taught in English and math classrooms while improving her German language proficiency. Natalie is currently pursuing a Master’s in Education at SUNY Fredonia with a goal of attaining New York State certification for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.