Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 1, 2012


The U.S. Department of State announced the selection of Steven Youngblood as the August State Alumni Member of the Month today for his dedication to the pursuit of a more peaceful world through international education and journalism.

Youngblood participated in two Fulbright U.S. Scholar Programs, first in 2001 in Moldova and again in 2007 in Azerbaijan. According to Youngblood, he found his passion for journalism while on his second Fulbright exchange in Azerbaijan.

Currently, Youngblood is an Associate Professor of Communication Arts at Park University where he founded the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University and serves on orientation panels for departing Fulbright participants. To learn more about his work, visit Steven L. Youngblood’s Blog.

Each month, the Bureau’s Alumni Affairs Division, which supports alumni as they build on their exchange experiences, recognizes one outstanding alumnus or alumna. For more information visit the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ website at http://exchanges.state.gov/alumni/alumnus.html.

Media Contact: Anna Griffin, GriffinAL@state.gov, (202) 642-6452.



PRN: 2012/1251