In 2017 Global Ties Alabama and the City of Huntsville Welcomed 80 Fulbright Scholars to Huntsville. The theme for this year’s Seminar was Innovation and Entrepreneurship. We attempted to document as much of their journey as we could.

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The StillWater Bluegrass Band gets tuned up for the Fulbright Welcome Dinner.

StillWater Bluegrass Band

Delmonize Smith, Dean of Business and Public Affairs at Alabama A&M University speaks with Mayor Battle at the Fulbright Enrichment Seminar.

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Sylvia Jons from Institure for International Education and Delmonize Smit, Dean of Busines and Public Affairs at Alamaba A&M University speak before the seminar begins.

Tommy Battle speaks with Global Ties Alabama CEO Jacquelyn Shipe before the Seminar begins

Tables are set for dinner and waiting for our guests

Global Ties Program Associate Suzanne Greer Roten speaks with Mayor Tommy Battle, Global Ties Alabama CEO Jacqui Shipe, and Commissioner Riddick before the Seminar

Tommy Battle speaks with Global Ties Alabama CEO Jacquelyn Shipe before the Seminar begins

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation 

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

 

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Everyone loves seeing their own flag! Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Everyone loves seeing their own flag! Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation  

Fulbright Scholars discover Space Camp

Fulbright Scholars discover Space Camp

Fulbright Scholars discover Space Camp

Fulbright Scholars discover Space Camp

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Kathy Chan speaks to the Scholars about her Celestial Dreams Jewelry exhibit.

Kathy Chan speaks to the Scholars about her Celestial Dreams Jewelry exhibit.

Kathy Chan speaks to the Scholars about her Celestial Dreams Jewelry exhibit.

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation 

Fulbright Scholars discover Space Camp

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars discover Space Camp

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

 

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars discover Space Camp

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Kathy Chan speaks to the Scholars about her Celestial Dreams Jewelry exhibit.

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying the Space and Rocket Center for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars begin their Space Camp Tour

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Global Ties Alabama Program Consultant meets with the Scholars and speakers before the events.

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholar and IIE representative Sylvia Jons Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Welcome Fulbright Scholars

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars Enjoying Alabama for the 2017 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fulbright Scholars begin to arrive at Huntsville Airport.

Global Ties Intern Taylar Avery and Volunteer Ross Parkinson greet our arriving scholars — in Huntsville, Alabama.

Global Ties Intern Taylar Avery and Volunteer Ross Parkinson wait to greet our arriving scholars — in Huntsville, Alabama.

As an added holiday bonus Julie took the scholars for a stroll through Huntsville’s Tinsel Town. Imagine our scholars delight finding a tree representing the restaurant they just enjoyed!

We were delighted to offer a “Dine around town” segment to our Fulbright seminar. Many of our scholars and Julie their local guide, were DELIGHTED to have a locally owned Halal observing restaurant – Ruchi as an option.

We were delighted to offer a “Dine around town” segment to our Fulbright seminar. Many of our scholars and Julie their local guide, were DELIGHTED to have a locally owned Halal observing restaurant – Ruchi as an option.

Scholars Enjoying dinner hosted in the home of of Global Ties Alabama Diplomatic Corp Member Rev. Wanda Gail Campbell

Scholars Enjoying dinner hosted in the home of of Global Ties Alabama Diplomatic Corp Member Rev. Wanda Gail Campbell

Scholars Enjoying dinner hosted in the home of of Global Ties Alabama Diplomatic Corp Member Rev. Wanda Gail Campbell

Scholars Enjoying dinner hosted in the home of of Global Ties Alabama Diplomatic Corp Member Rev. Wanda Gail Campbell

Scholars Enjoying dinner hosted in the home of of Global Ties Alabama Diplomatic Corp Member Rev. Wanda Gail Campbell

Scholars Enjoying dinner hosted in the home of of Global Ties Alabama Diplomatic Corp Member Rev. Wanda Gail Campbell

Questions and discussions between the panel and the scholars.

Questions and discussions between the panel and the scholars.

Questions and discussions between the panel and the scholars.

Questions and discussions between the panel and the scholars.   

Questions and discussions between the panel and the scholars.

Questions and discussions between the panel and the scholars.

Questions and discussions between the panel and the scholars.

Samford University’s Brock School of Business Panel.

Max Polec introduces himself as panelist to a group of 80 Fulbright Scholars here in Alabama for the 2017 Seminar on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Abigail Schneider introduces herself as a panelist to a group of 80 Fulbright Scholars here in Alabama for the 2017 Seminar on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Taylor Wyatt introduces herself as a panelist to a group of 80 Fulbright Scholars here in Alabama for the 2017 Seminar on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Bob Crutchfield introduces himself as panelist to a group of 80 Fulbright Scholars here in Alabama for the 2017 Seminar on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Victor Brown speaks to a group of 80 Fulbright Scholars here in Alabama for the 2017 Seminar on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Commissioner Carrington speaks to a group of 80 Fulbright Scholars here in Alabama for the 2017 Seminar on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Jacqui Shipe, Global Ties Alabama CEO, welcomes everyone and opens the lunch Plenary for the Seminar.

Fulbright Scholars enjoy the Opening Plenary sessions at Samford

80 Fulbright Scholars gather in the Samford University atrium for a picture.

80 Fulbright Scholars gather in the Samford University atrium for a picture.

Peggy Sammon, GeneCapture Director at Hudson Alpha Biotechnology Institute, speak to scholars at the lunch Plenary.

Lisa Williams addresses the scholars at the lunch plenary sessions in UAH Wilson Hall Theater

Samford University’s Brock School of Business Panel.

Samford University’s Brock School of Business Panel.

Fulbright Scholars

Samford welcomes the Fulbright Scholars.

Fulbright Scholars

Fulbright Scholars

Fulbright Scholars

Fulbright Scholars

Fulbright Scholars

Fulbright Scholars

Samford University welcomes the 2017 Fulbright Scholars.