Elio Leturia elected new Fulbright Association Chicago Chapter president

Joseph Graff from IIE, new president Elio Leturia and board member Cristina Sisson

Elio Leturia, board member of the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association, was elected president of the chapter for the year 2011. Monica Swope, past president made the announcement during the Holiday brunch at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Elio Leturia talking to the audience after being announced as the new president of the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association.

Leturia has been with our chapter since 2008 and is in charge of communications and media relations. A native Peruvian, Leturia got a Fulbright scholarship in 1990 and came to the U.S. to pursue a master’s in journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Three years after returning to Peru, where he was a university professor at Universidad de Lima and design director of El Comercio newspaper, Leturia relocated to Chicago hired by the Tribune Company. A journalist and a graphic designer, Leturia currently teaches in the journalism department of Columbia College Chicago.

“It’s a real honor to represent the Fulbright community,” Leturia said during the Holiday brunch.  Referring directly to the current Fulbright students he added, “I have been in your shoes and I understand your experience completely. Do your best representing your countries, share what you know and enjoy your time here.” Photos by Margo McFarland

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