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CVPA alumna wins Fulbright

Erin Treacy heading to Ireland to complete studio-based research project in painting

Erin M. Treacy, who received her Master's in Fine Arts in painting from the UMass Dartmouth in 2007, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student scholarship to Ireland in Painting and Printmaking, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.

Treacy, who now lives in New York , will be traveling to the west coast of Ireland to complete her studio-based research project in painting. In recent years she has exhibited both nationally and internationally in group and solo exhibitions. She has taught studio and art history classes at the college level, as well as participated in numerous international artist symposiums. "It is with great pride I accept my Fullbright scholarship to continue my endeavor in the art world," she said, adding that her endeavor will culminate with a solo exhibition in May.

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Treacy is one of more that 1,500 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2009-2010 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The Fulbright Program, America's flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has provided approximately 294,000 people - 111,000 Americans who have studied, taught or researched abroad and 183,000 students, scholars and teachers from other countries who have engaged in similar activities in the United States - with the opportunity to observe each others' political, economic, educational and cultural institutions, to exchange ideas and to embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world's inhabitants. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.

Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.

For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, visit  or contact James A. Lawrence, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, telephone 202-453-8531, or e-mail

Author:  "John Hoey"
Date:  21-Aug-2009
Department:   News & Public Information

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