Lees-McRae College is proud to announce that Dr. Fiona Chrystall, director of the College’s Burton Center for Learning Assistance, has been selected by the Appalachian College Association as one of the 2013 Salzburg Global Seminar Fellows.
“In recent years, Lees-McRae College has established international connections through the Appalachian College Association (ACA) and our global education programs,” said Dr. Kacy Crabtree, vice president for academic affairs. “We have participated in ACA Salzburg Global Seminar initiatives, sending faculty and students to Austria to participate in conferences. I am proud to have Dr. Chrystall on our faculty as an international scholar and very pleased to learn she was accepted as an ACA Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow. Her achievements as an environmental biologist, educator and scholar have impacted the lives of the students she teaches and the global education initiatives at Lees-McRae College.”
Founded in 1947, the mission of the Salzburg Global Seminar, held in Salzburg, Austria, is to challenge present and future leaders to solve issues of global concern. To accomplish their mission, seminars are held thought the year, each offering a unique topic for discussion. In June, Dr. Chrystall will attend the session titled, “A Climate for Change: New Thinking on Governance for Sustainability.”
“I am, indeed, honored and grateful to have received this generous scholarship from the Appalachian College Association,” said Dr. Chrystall, director of the Burton Center for Learning Assistance, “and I am very excited for June to come around. I can think of nothing more energizing for my teaching and career than dedicating a full week to learning and debate with some of the great leaders and thinkers in the world of global climate change, governance, and sustainability. My goal is to come back with a head and bag full of new thoughts, materials, and connections about this important topic to share with my students, both inside and outside of the classroom.”