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Wayne State seeks young Detroit-area professionals for fellowship in Europe

October 20, 2013

Wayne State University is seeking nominations of candidates for a 2014-15 Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF) - a three-week opportunity to explore politics, business, innovation and culture in Europe. Administered by the German Marshall Fund (GMF) of the United States, the MMF promotes an exchange of ideas, solutions and best practices between young American and European professionals through a travel immersion experience. Selected by the Kresge Foundation in 2010 to work with GMF as a regional MMF selection partner, Wayne State chooses Detroit-area fellows each year to travel to Europe and also hosts European fellows during their time in the United States. "The Marshall Memorial Fellowship is one of the most prestigious and worthwhile experiences available to young leaders in Metropolitan Detroit," said Ahmad Ezzeddine, WSU associate vice president for educational outreach and international programs. "By traveling to multiple cities in Europe and engaging with European professionals who are tackling similar challenges, our fellows are exposed to and learn from experiences that could be applied at home. The fellowship also helps shape their perspective on the role they play in the revitalization of Detroit, while giving them an opportunity to share their Detroit experiences with their European counterparts."