Sumitra Sundram from Malaysia, our first Visiting Scholar, is also a Fulbright Scholar. Sumitra was doing her Fulbright work at West Shore Community College in Michigan when we learned about her.
Sinclair invited Ms Sundram to campus to speak on several diverse topics, and to be engaged with students and faculty members. She visited numerous classes and spoke on topics such as: environmental ethics, technology and environmental concerns, the history of Malaysia, the Malay culture, and Malaysia as a moderate Islamic state. Sumitra’s professionalism and quality of her presentations were most impressive.
While in Dayton Sumitra participated in a Sinclair radio show interview, and visited the National Museum of the United States Air Force, the "Silk Road" display at the Dayton Art Institute, and an outdoor museum depicting Dayton history.
The visit to Sinclair was the last during her Fulbright experience in the United States. Sumitra stated that she was "impressed by the variety of classes offered and the ethnic mix of the campus."