posted May 2, 2007

Professor Vicki Ten Haken Receives Fulbright Award

Vicki Ten Haken, associate professor of management at Hope College, will spend the fall and winter teaching and conducting research in Krakow, Poland, through an award from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

Ten Haken is the fourth member of the Hope faculty to receive one of the awards in the past four years, and it is the second year in a row that a member of the economics, management and accounting faculty has received one. Dr. Victor Claar, associate professor of economics, has spent the 2006-07 school year teaching at the American University of Armenia in Yerevan, Armenia, through a Fulbright award. In 2004, Dr. William Cohen, professor emeritus of history, and Dr. David Klooster, professor of English, received Fulbright awards to teach in Japan and Austria respectively.

Ten Haken will be teaching management classes at the Krakow University of Economics in the university's MBA and international business studies programs. She will participate in an orientation program in Warsaw during the latter half of September and then be in Krakow from October through the end of the university's first semester in February.

The flagship international educational program sponsored by the U.S. government, for more than 50 years the Fulbright Program has sponsored the exchange of students and scholars between the United States and many other countries around the world through a variety of initiatives to "increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries of the world." The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends approximately 1,100 American scholars and professionals per year to more than 130 countries, where they lecture and/or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

Ten Haken has been a member of the Hope faculty since 2000. She teaches classes including Management Decisions, Management Theory, Human Resource Management, Managing for Environmental Sustainability and the Management Seminar. She came to Hope with 25 years of business experience, most recently at Herman Miller Inc. and earlier with General Electric.

She is on the Board of Trustees for Resthaven Patrons, a not-for-profit organization providing a continuum of affordable senior housing and services in West Michigan. She is a former member of the college's Board of Trustees.

Ten Haken graduated from Hope in 1973. She earned her M.B.A. in 1981 at Grand Valley State University, where she also served as an Executive in Residence and from which she has received a Distinguished Alumni Award.