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CCM Student Film Association Interviews Dr. Edward J. Yaw on Fulbright Experience

Video Offers Insights from Trip to Russia - Posted 5/22/13
As one of its final projects for the academic year, the Student Film Association at County College of Morris (CCM) has produced a short video featuring President Edward J. Yaw sharing insights from his Fulbright experience in Russia.

The video, produced by Student Film Association Co-Presidents Nicholas Sangiacomo and John Siberine, both of Flanders, provides an insider view of the higher education system in Russia, the value of international exchanges and some of the cultural gems Yaw was able to visit as part of his trip. Sangiacomo interviewed Yaw and Siberine filmed the video, which can be found at http://youtu.be/rHboZTlmtSU.

A long-time supporter of international educational exchanges, Yaw was one of five community college administrators selected nationwide to participate in the Fulbright Community College Administrators Seminar  in April. As a participant, he spent two weeks meeting with higher education and other officials in Kazan and Moscow, sharing ideas and insights about professional education, workforce development and the performing arts.

In keeping with one of the themes of the program – sharing ideas – Yaw also set up a blog to document his travels. The blog, found at http://ccmfulbright.wordpress.com/, is full of photos, anecdotes and insights from his trip that spanned from April 3 to April 16.

"The video and blog are ways I can share the insights and images I was able to experience,” said Yaw. “It was a true honor to take part in such a prestigious program, to meet with such wonderful people and take in such beautiful sights. I wanted to be sure I could share that as broadly as possible and am grateful that the CCM Student Film Association wanted to be a part of that.”

The Student Film Association is one of more than 40 student-run clubs at CCM. To learn more about student organizations at CCM, go to http://www.ccm.edu/studentLife.