On June 24, 2014 during a week-long visit to The Bahamas, Fisk University President Dr. H. James Williams, First Lady Carole Campbell-Williams, and Vice President for Institutional Advancement Dr. Edwina Harris Hamby paid a courtesy call to U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Neda Brown. The visit was an opportunity to discuss President Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas exchange initiative and scholarship opportunities for Bahamian students. The distinguished delegation, hosted by CR2/EducationUSA Advisor Carla Turnquest, also met with U.S. Embassy Education and Cultural Specialist Myra McPhee, Ministry of Education officials, alumni, and prospective students.
President Obama launched 100,000 Strong in the Americas to underscore the critical relationship between broader educational opportunity and greater regional prosperity. Expanding study abroad opportunities for students strengthens bi-national relations and better prepares young people for the 21st century global workforce.
The Department of State is working to implement 100,000 Strong in the Americas through partnerships – with foreign governments, with universities and colleges, and with the private sector. EducationUSA, a network of more than 100 U.S.-Government-supported advising centers throughout the Hemisphere, is a centerpiece of our partnership and outreach efforts.