Outreach’s Stacey Nickson participates in Fulbright international award presentation to Germany’s Angela Merkel

Stacey Nickson, director of the Center for Educational Outreach and Engagement (CEOE), participated in Fulbright Association award ceremonies for German chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on January 28. Merkel received the association’s J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding. Nickson, who is former president of the Alabama Fulbright Association, currently serves as a director on the National Fulbright Association Board. CEOE is part of Auburn’s University Outreach division.

The Fulbright Association honored Merkel for her remarkable, compassionate leadership and her strong commitment to mutual understanding, international cooperation, and peace. “The Fulbright Prize is the very symbol for how important international friendship is,” said Chancellor Merkel upon receiving the Prize. She thanked the Fulbright Association for its work and stated that she believes “the Fulbright Program decisively contributes to the good relations between Americans and Germans.”

Significantly, it was the first time in the award’s 25-year history the Fulbright Association hosted this event outside of the United States. Nickson was among prominent Fulbright Association members, international educators, politicians, diplomats, and media gathered to recognize Merkel. “It was an honor to represent Auburn University and the state of Alabama in Berlin,” said Nickson. “And it was thrilling to meet Chancellor Merkel who is such a remarkable world leader.”

Fullbright scholars stand for group photo with award winner, Angela Merkel.

Last Updated: February 11, 2019