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Bono wins Fulbright award based on ACU nomination

Grammy-award winning rock musician Bono, lead singer of U2, recently was awarded the Fulbright Prize for International Understanding based on a nomination submitted by an Abilene Christian University dean.

Dr. Jason Morris, dean of the Honors College at Abilene Christian University, atttended the presentation March 31 in Washington DC, sponsored in part by ACU, the school announced in a news release Wednesday.

“It was a fantastic evening,” Morris said in the release. “It was surreal to meet Bono and other influential people in DC, but it was also exciting to see our institution highlighted as a sponsor at this event. ACU is becoming more recognizable within the Fulbright community with several of our students and faculty being named Fulbright recipients. “

Morris, who has served on the Fulbright Student Program National Screening Committee and as a Fulbright Grant application reviewer, has been ACU’s Fulbright adviser for 12 years. He received Fulbright student grant himself in 2002 and a Fulbright Scholar grant in 2009.

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