Furgason Visiting Scholar — Dr. Patricia Arceo Briseño

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The purpose of the endowment is to fund teaching and research fellowships at HRI exclusively for Mexican and Cuban nationals who hold doctoral degrees from Mexican or Cuban universities.

HRI hosted Dr. Patricia Arceo Briseño of the Institute of Marine Sciences and Fisheries at Universidad Veracruzana in Veracruz, Mexico. Dr. Arceo — whose research interests include socioeconomics, the economic evaluation of environmental services and fisheries economics and management — spent a year-long sabbatical at HRI beginning in summer 2015.

About the Furgason Fellowship Endowment:

In June 2007, the Furgason Fellowships were established by Ed Harte and Joe Hornblower in honor of Dr. Robert Furgason, President Emeritus of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and founding Executive Director of Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies. The purpose of the endowment is to fund teaching and research fellowships at HRI exclusively for Mexican and Cuban nationals who hold doctoral degrees from Mexican or Cuban universities. In August 2010, the purpose of the fellowship was expanded to include the funding of conferences, workshops and symposia on subjects related to the Gulf of Mexico.