Dr. Wogrin of Mount Ida College’s New England Institute Receives Fulbright for Teaching and Research at University of Zimbabwe
May 9, 2011
Dr. Carol Wogrin, Director of the National Center for Death Education, New England Institute
Newton, MA—Mount Ida College and its school, New England Institute, announce that Carol Wogrin, Director of the National Center for Death Education, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and conduct research at University of Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe, Africa during the 2011 – 2012 academic year.
This award will provide Dr. Wogrin with her third opportunity to work with grief and loss in Zimbabwe. Her first two trips, in 2009 and 2010, were spent with the Island Hospice and Bereavement Service. This time she will collaborate with the University to develop and strengthen curriculum on grief and loss, through teaching in the undergraduate and graduate psychology programs, conducting speaking engagements and developing publications. In addition, she will work to strengthen a partnership between Island Hospice and the University.
Jacquelyn Taylor, Executive Director, New England Institute and Professor of Funeral Service stated, “Dr. Wogrin’s contributions as a scholar and teacher at New England Institute have enriched our community as well as Zimbabwe’s. I join with my colleagues here at Mount Ida College in congratulating her on her recognition as a Fulbright Award winner.”
“Over the past few years, Zimbabwe has suffered devastating political, economic and health care crises that have resulted in overwhelming challenges, including about 90% unemployment and one of the highest rates of AIDs in Africa. Death, dying and loss are pervasive in this nation. The goal of my teaching, research and overall involvement is to strengthen the University’s capacity to educate and support professionals charged with the critical and important tasks of caring for the dying and the bereaved as they work to mitigate suffering,” stated Carol Wogrin.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the federal government. Designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, the Fulbright Program has provided participants the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.