SJC Welcomes Woodrow Wilson Fellow Anil Singh-Molares

BROOKLYN AND PATCHOGUE, NY – January 24, 2012 - St. Joseph's College is pleased to announce that Woodrow Wilson Fellow Anil Singh-Molares will visit both its Brooklyn and Long Island campuses during the week of February 27, 2012, where he will deliver public lectures on “Keys to Success in an International World” at 12:40 p.m. The Long Island Campus lecture will take place in the McGann Conference Center in O’Connor Hall on Tuesday, February 28 and will be followed by a discussion with faculty and students; the Brooklyn Campus talk will be held in the Tuohy Hall Auditorium on Wednesday, February 29. Aside from public lectures, Mr. Singh-Molares will spend the week exchanging ideas and sharing his unique insights with students, faculty and administrators on a wide range of issues.

A global entrepreneur  and businessman, Anil Singh-Molares is founder and CEO of EchoMundi LLC, an international services firm that helps corporations do business abroad. As a former Microsoft executive fluent in Spanish, French and English, he managed the Microsoft foreign language team to oversee all international vendor relations for the company, earning him the Microsoft Achievement Award for negotiating all international vendor contracts. Singh-Molares also co-founded the Preeclampsia Foundation for individuals that are affected by this life-threatening, pregnancy-related disease.

Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows connect a liberal education with the world beyond the campus by bringing thoughtful and successful practitioners to colleges for a week of classes and informal discussions with students and faculty. Fellows, who include government officials, business leaders, journalists, environmentalists and medical ethicists, are matched with small colleges chosen for their commitment to the goals of the program. Together they help to equip students for the social, political and economic settings they will enter and illuminate the roles they may play as professionals and informed citizens.

In 2007, the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) accepted an invitation from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation to administer its nationally renowned Visiting Fellows program, which has been developing and conducting programs in higher education since 1945. More than 200 colleges have participated in the Visiting Fellows program since 1973. This is the ninth consecutive year that St. Joseph’s has hosted a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at the College.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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