College of Veterinary Medicine professor earns Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award

April 30, 2021

Contact: Anissa Riley, College of Veterinary Medicine
Rhonda Collier, Tuskegee University Global Office


Dr. David McKenzie, faculty member at Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine, recently received a Fulbright US Scholar Award. He received the award for 2021-2022 to teach and research in Ghana.

Dr. McKenzie received the Fulbright Scholar Award following a highly competitive, peer-reviewed process by the Institute of International Education / Council for International Exchange of Scholars (IIE / CIES) and the approval of both the United States and Ghanaian governments.

“This is a well deserved honor for Dr. McKenzie, ”said Ruby Perry, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. “He was recognized for his excellence in teaching and his passion for student learning. As a scientist and researcher in large animal medicine and surgery as well as in public health, we are delighted, in addition to his international connections, that Dr. McKenzie Tuskegee represents in Ghana. “

Dr. McKenzie will teach at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) School of Veterinary Medicine. “It is a remarkable achievement that one of our TU professors has received the renowned Fulbright Scholar Award,” said Dr. Rhonda Collier, professor and director of the TU Global Office. “This recognition reflects the quality of Dr. McKenzie and his commitment to teaching and learning in the field of veterinary medicine. It will be a strong partnership with our colleagues in Ghana. ”As a Fulbright scholar, Dr. McKenzie sharing knowledge and fostering meaningful connections between communities in the United States and Ghana. McKenzie’s specializes in large animal internal medicine, public health, and international medicine.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the US government that is designed to create lasting connections between the people of the United States and those of other countries. Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has enabled more than 390,000 dedicated and accomplished students, scholars, artists, teachers and professionals from all backgrounds to study, teach and research, share ideas and find solutions to common international concerns. The Fulbright program is funded by an annual US Congress grant to the US State Department.

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