BOONE, N.C. — Dr. Jesse Lutabingwa was awarded $14,238 in funding from the HOWEST University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool West Vlaanderen) to support three Appalachian students to study abroad for a semester at HOWEST, a Belgium partner institution.
Lutabingwa is associate vice chancellor in Appalachian State University’s Office of International Education and Development, director of International Research and Development at Appalachian and professor in Appalachian’s Department of Government and Justice Studies.
The three Appalachian students supported by the grant are Keegan Moran, a senior industrial design major from Charlotte; Ian Pierron, a junior management major from Pisgah Forest; and Adam Westfall, a senior industrial design major from Birmingham, Alabama.
About the Office of International Education and Development
The OIED is responsible for spearheading the internationalization efforts at Appalachian. The internationalization mission of Appalachian is to develop awareness, knowledge, appreciation and respect of cultural differences in both domestic and international contexts in its students, faculty, staff and the surrounding communities. The university is also dedicated to creating a campus environment that builds the theoretical and practical skills needed to interact effectively in a global society.
About the Department of Government and Justice Studies
Appalachian State University’s Department of Government and Justice Studies offers undergraduate programs in political science and criminal justice, and graduate programs in political science and public administration. Housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, the department has over 600 undergraduate majors and more than 70 graduate students. Learn more at https://gjs.appstate.edu.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.