Joshua Blackwell, a sophomore Industrial and Systems Engineering student at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, was named Thursday as one of 10 students chosen nationally for the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship (FDGF) Program.
The program is part of a three-year strategic partnership between the Council on International Educational Exchange and the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions. It is designed to break down the barriers of cost, curriculum and culture and to provide study abroad opportunities to students from minority serving institutions.
Nominated by the College of Engineering at North Carolina A&T, Blackwell will be afforded the opportunity to experience and interact with the culture, community and citizenry of Cape Town, South Africa, along with the other nine members of the cohort. That four-week experience will in turn provide a repository of distinctive and recent advice, recommendations and motivation for inspiring other under-represented students to pursue similar opportunities.
Originally published November 13, 2017.