By Robert Martin, Army War College PAO 25 September 2017
Faculty and staff members of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. celebrated a longstanding relationship with the Army War College by welcoming 79 international fellows to a reception in Dickinson College’s Rector Science Complex, Sep. 25, 2017.
Margee Ensign the Dickinson College President, ROTC cadets, and members of the college community gathered with international fellows from 76 countries, families, and representatives of the Army War College as part of the International Fellows Reception.
“Dickinson and the Army War College have established a unique relationship over the last decade,” said Ensign. “Beginning with guest lectures, joint research and student internships with the college, we have truly become regional partners.”
Dickenson students work directly with international fellows as part of a multi-level tutoring program, and the fellows and can find assistance with their strategic research project at Dickinson’s Norman M. Eberly Multilingual Writing Center.
Ensign welcomed all the international fellows to attend classes, lectures, events. “You are truly now a part of the Dickinson community,” she said.
“We are so glad that we have 79 international fellows this year,” Maj. Gen. John Kem, Commandant of the Army War College. “The contributions they make in the classroom truly are amazing. When you are big organization like the United State Army it is easy to get myopic, and the way to prevent that is to bring in people that see things differently and have a different view point. The International fellows’ perspective in the class room is incredible.”
“You can recognize the tremendous amount talent that the international fellows bring here, somewhere in the order of 50 percent of them will be a General officers. What is nice for us is, we have the very best students, and the very best in U.S. academia with Dickinson College. It’s great for Army War College,” said Kem.