Merrillville professor receives Fulbright Scholar Award

Charles Rarick, a Purdue University Calumet professor of international business and a Merrillville resident, has received a Fulbright Scholar Award to participate in the Fulbright Specialists Program this spring in the Philippines at De La Salle University.

One of 400 U.S. faculty and professionals selected to engage in this Fulbright opportunity of several weeks, Rarick will conduct field research, give lecturers in Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Doctoral of Business Administration (DBA) classes, contribute to redesigned courses in those programs, and interact with international faculty colleagues regarding publishing and case writing methodology. This Fulbright Award is the third Rarick has received.

“I feel honored to have the opportunity to represent the United States and Purdue Calumet in a part of the world with increasing political and economic importance,” Rarick said. “The experiences I have there can be brought back to the classroom for instructional purposes to enhance the internationalization of Purdue Calumet course offerings.”

The Fulbright Specialists Program promotes linkages between United States academics and professionals and their counterparts at overseas universities or institutions. Project activities focus on strengthening developmental needs of higher education.

Fulbright Scholar Award recipients are selected by the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board on the basis of academic or professional achievement.

Rarick is in his third year at Purdue Calumet. He has earned undergraduate degrees from College of the Ozarks (MO) and University of the State of New York, and graduate degrees from Drury (MO) University (MO) and Saint Louis (MO) University.

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