Fulbright Scholars

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. Since its inception in 1946, approximately 370,000 “Fulbrighters” have participated in the Program. 

Lori A. Spies, PhD, RN, NP-C
Dr. Lori A. Spies was selected for a 2017-19 Fulbright U.S. Global Scholar Award. The award will allow her to teach and collaboratively conduct research in India, Vietnam and Zambia to determine best practices for educating nurses about hypertension.


Shelby Garner, PhD, MS, BSN
Dr. Garner was selected for a 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant award to India. LHSON is proud of her work in India with the new Simulation Education and Research Center for Nursing Excellence in Bengaluru, India.


Marie Hastings-Tolsma, PhD, CNM, FACM
Dr. Hastings-Tolsma was selected as a Fulbright Scholar in 2012, and completed a study entitled Herb Use During Pregnancy and Birth in South Africa