Fulbright Commemorative Tree Planting, August 26, 2016

Fulbright Association, GA. Chapter

Welcome Picnic

Friday, August 26, 2016

5:00-8:00 pm

Piedmont Park, Large Pavillon (near section nº 11/map)


Meet and connect with the President of the National Fulbright Association Board, Nancy Neill,  as well as your entire GA Chapter Board and President, Dr. Zipangani Vokhiwa.  

Special Welcome Remarks from Atlanta Mayor, Kasim Reed, honoring Senator J. William Fulbright and the importance of International Educational Exchange, as part of the Tree Planting in recognition of the 70th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program.

Fulbright Commemorative Tree Planting will occur at 5:30 pm with Mayor Reed in the Mayor’s Grove section of Piedmont Park, just a short walk from the Picnic Table Area (#11 on Piedmont Park map).  

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About the author

Brad K. Hounkpati Agricultural Engineer, he served as an Agricultural Engineer at Nouvelle Société Cotonnière du Togo (West Africa). Prior to his Fulbright experience, he was previously Technical Coordinator for Peace Corps Togo in Natural Resource Management Program. He has also served in many roles with organizations working to support agriculture in West Africa, including FAO, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Cashew Espoir Ltd., and Plant Resource Of Tropical Africa (PROTA).

In addition to Fulbright Scholarship, he had been awarded other prestigious awards such as: the WARA travel grant, The Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP) Fellowships Award, the Global Programs Graduate International Travel Award and the Graduate Travel Grant from the University of Georgia and nonetheless the U.E Brady Award. His pairs know him as networker or a “to-go person”.

Fulbright Fellow 2011-2013 at University of Georgia (UGA). He is currently serving as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Entomology, UGA. Since 2011, he has been serving as the national contact for all Fulbright and Humphrey grantees from Togo. Inspired by his Fulbright experience, he later created BSBIZTOGO, Inc. & Grain de Sel Togo, Inc., two Georgian 501c3 organization to support underprivileged students in public universities in sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and other Fulbright scholars in the US. He has served as Membership Database Administrator, and Advocacy Director until 2017 before being elected as Vice President and Communication Officer of Fulbright Association Georgia Chapter in 2018