New Jersey Chapter of the Fulbright Association

About Us

Former Fulbrighters, a group with substantial human capital, see the mission of their Fulbright-NJ Association Chapter as:

  • Fostering intercultural understanding by learning about and from each other.
  • Increasing our diversified membership and securing institutional memberships in broader Fulbright Association.

And of course - Functioning as an educational think tank on intercultural communication.

Please watch the video with the details About Us: "Fulbright Fellows and Friends, Welcome to Fulbright-NJ!" – -

New Jersey Chapter of the Fulbright Association

The New Jersey Chapter of the Fulbright Association is a statewide chapter serving Fulbright alumni and friends of international exchange. The chapter is focused on hosting engaging programs and events for Fulbright alumni and visiting Fulbright students and scholars throughout the state, primarily in Edison, New Brunswick, and Trenton. The chapter is closely affiliated with universities and colleges in the region, and often co-sponsors programs with these institutions.


Pat Hutchinson, NJ Fulbright President, in a recent visit to Zermatt, Switzerland. Pat was a Fulbright Scholar in England during 1985-86.

Joyce Richardson, NJ Fulbright Vice President

Peter Ort, NJ Fulbright Treasurer, and his daughter Casey on a recent trip to Greece.

Bruce Parker, NJ Fulbright Secretary, at la Valle de la Muerte in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. Bruce's Fulbright took him to (West) Germany in 1987-1988.

Kevin Merges, NJ Fulbright Board Member, at the Grand Buddha in Lingshan, China. Kevin is Executive Director of Global Education Programs at Rutgers Preparatory School, Somerset, NJ.

Virgil Blanco, NJ Fulbright Board Member, in Bogota, Colombia, where he visited the Colombian Fulbright Commission. As he writes, "I want to encourage the Bogota Junior Symphony Orchestra to visit US colleges. They are fantastic."