Lyndsey Crum, ‘05, assistant vice president for University of Northern Colorado’s Alumni Relations,
recently received a highly competitive and prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
award to participate in an International Education Administrators Seminar in Germany.
Beginning October 3-15, Crum will travel to Berlin, Germany for a two-week group seminar
where she will become familiarized with Germany’s higher education system, society
and culture. The Fulbright Program chooses the recipients based on their significant
involvement in international educational exchange services, career services, alumni
affairs or fundraising.
For nearly 10 years, Crum has been the point of contact for UNC’s diverse alumni.
She continuously remains engaged in the life of the university and invested in the
education of current and future Bears. She has vastly grown the UNC Bear Network witnessing
how powerful alumni relations can advance enrollment, student career success and philanthropic
priorities. Knowing the number of UNC alumni who call Germany, or other international
countries home, Crum is looking forward to enhancing her understanding and support
of international alumni engagement and development through the Fulbright program.
“International partnerships often focus on student recruitment and faculty research,
but in a global economy, international partnership can also aid university alumni
engagement. UNC graduates pursue careers without borders, and I am excited to further
develop the relationships and explore the opportunities that enable alumni to build
careers in other countries,” Crum said.
According to the Fulbright website, during her stay in Berlin, Crum will be provided with a comprehensive overview of
Germany and its higher education system through presentations, discussions with experts,
and campus visits. She will also travel to other destinations throughout Germany to
visit further institutions of (higher) education such as research universities and
universities of applied sciences. Beyond the German perspective, the seminar also
offers the opportunity to explore and discuss the German higher education system within
the European Union. The goal is for award recipients to further their professional development and establish
“I am excited to have a structured orientation to the German higher education system,
and by extension, the workforce,” Crum said. “With the support of the Fulbright program,
I look forward to building and strengthening UNC’s international alumni engagement
and outreach efforts in Europe. This includes awareness and promotion of alumni careers
in Germany and other European Union nations.”
In 2019, Renée Welch, then director of the University of Northern Colorado’s Center
for Career Readiness, also received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to participate
in an International Education Administrators Seminar in Germany.
About the Fulbright Program
Led by the U.S. government in partnership with more than 160 countries worldwide,
the Fulbright Program offers international educational and cultural exchange programs for passionate and
accomplished students, scholars, artists, teachers and professionals of all backgrounds
to study, teach or pursue important research and professional projects.