Fulbright Chicago celebrates 2013 International Women’s Day

Fulbright students with board members of the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association celebrated International Women's Day at the Union League Club.

Fulbright students with board members of the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association celebrated International Women’s Day at the Union League Club. From left to right: Federico Salvador, Fabienne Zuijdwijk, Olexandra Kostenko, Ana Gil-García, Beyza Büyüker, Andrey Zimnyakov, Leslie Parraguez and Ronald Harvey

ONCE AGAIN, THE CHICAGO CHAPTER of the Fulbright Association partnered with WorldChicago to celebrate the 2013 International Women’s Day that took place on March 8 at the Union League Club of Chicago.

In this opportunity, the keynote speaker of the event was Ellen Costello, Chief Executive Officer, BMO Financial Corp. and U.S. Country Head, and cultural presentations by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, and Dr. Aparajita Sangupta, Fulbright Scholar from India in residence at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana.

The Fulbright Chicago Chapter sponsors a table  at this event every year, which is supported by the generous contributions of its board members. The board members donate their tickets to current Fulbright students who are selected by the Institute of International Education, Midwest office.

Ron Harvey, president of the Chicago Chapter, and board members Dr. Ana Gil-García, Dr. Marilyn Susman and Don Garner participated in this celebration along with six Fulbright students.

Dr. Ana Gil-García at the fair prior to the 2013 International Women's Day luncheon

Dr. Ana Gil-García at the international fair prior to the luncheon

Fulbright students enjoy the luncheon during the main event

Fulbright students enjoy the luncheon during the main event

Dr. Marilyn Susman and Ron Harvey with Fulbright students at the IWD luncheon

Dr. Marilyn Susman and Ron Harvey with Fulbright students at the IWD luncheon

Photos courtesy Ron Harvey and Ana Gil-García

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