Merrill College Welcomes New Humphrey Fellows Lecturer

Merrill College Welcomes New Humphrey Fellows Lecturer

Lily Ciric Hoffmann has been hired as a part-time lecturer for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows program

Lily Ciric Hoffmann is the new part-time lecturer for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows program at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Lily Ciric Hoffmann is coming to the Philip Merrill College of Journalism as a part-time lecturer for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows program. She will be joining Director Serap Rada later this month in Knight Hall.

“Lily will be a great addition to our Humphrey family,” says Rada. “She is familiar with the program having been a host family and mentor to Fellows in Arizona. She brings valuable journalistic and cultural skills to the job. We look forward to welcoming her to the Merrill College and Humphrey Fellows program.”

Hoffmann has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. For the past nine years, she has worked as a multimedia producer, Web designer, social media editor, adjunct online lecturer at ASU and  multi-media consultant in Phoenix. From 2007-2009, she worked as a web producer for the East Valley Tribune in Tempe, AZ,  where she produced numerous multimedia packages, including several for the “Reasonable Doubt” investigation that won the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting in 2009 for an investigation of civil rights abuses by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department.

A native of Belgrade,  she has been an active volunteer for ASU’s Humphrey Fellows program.

For more information, please contact Humphrey Fellows Director Serap Rada at 301-405-2513.

About the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows Program

Each year about a dozen journalists and other professionals travel from all over the globe to the University of Maryland for ten months of study and professional pursuits. The Philip Merrill College of Journalism is one of 17 American campuses that host Humphrey Fellows each year in a variety of fields.

The fellowship is a Fulbright exchange program, funded by the U.S. State Department and administered by the Institute of International Education. With guidance from the Humphrey staff, each Fellow undertakes an individualized non-degree program of academic coursework, independent research, professional affiliations, field trips, special seminars, and consultations with experts in the field. Additionally, Fellows attend a Washington, D.C., conference with Humphrey Fellows from across the United States in the fall.

The Humphrey Fellows are a valuable resource for the College Park community, and the College of Journalism is proud to have hosted 205 Fellows from more than 80 countries since the program began in 1993. More than 78 percent of Humphrey Fellows who were at the University of Maryland are now in leadership positions in their home country, including: the Editor-in-Chief of El Periodico de Guatamala, the Chief News Editor for Kenya Broadcasting, the Director of the North Africa Network of AIDS Services and Organizations, the Director of Jordan Television, the Foreign Editor of the Hindustan Times, and Minister of Information in Yemen.


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