Dr. Stacey Settle serves on International Education Interview Committee

Friday, January 16, 2009


Dr. Stacey Settle, director of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program at SC State, has been chosen to serve on the selection committee for the ‘2009 Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program.’

The Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, implemented by the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX). IREX, an international nonprofit organization providing leadership and innovative programs to improve the quality of education, strengthen independent media, and foster pluralistic civil society development, selected Settle to serve as an international education interview committee member.

Settle will travel to the Republic of Georgia on Jan. 17-24, 2009, to interview potential students from Russia to attend graduate schools in the United States.

Margarita Aksyonova, a SC State student enrolled in the MBA program, arrived at SC State in August 2008 from Central Asia.

“IREX is a great organization with programs designed to give students like me the opportunity to travel to the United States to obtain master and doctorate degrees,” said Aksyonova. “I really enjoy the MBA program at SC State and I’m looking forward to learning more about the program.”

Upon obtaining her MBA degree in spring 2010, Aksyonova will return to Central Asia where she will make contributions to her country.

“There have been many individuals who helped me during my transition to the United States. Dr. Settle has been instrumental in my education and I think he will be a great addition to the interview committee,” said Asksyonova.

Settle received his bachelor of science degree in Business Administration from Cheyney State College, in Cheyney, Pa, and his masters degree and Ph.D. in Communication Studies at Howard University in Washington, DC.

Prior to coming to SC State, Settle served as an associate professor of business administration at the Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, N.C.

Dr. Settle was also an associate professor of Communication, a Project Director and Special Assistant to the Provost at North Carolina Central University, in Durham, N.C.