When she got the postcard from Mother Teresa, Dr. Tricia McClam said she
knew her trip to India was going to work. McClam, a University of
Tennessee-Knoxville human services professor, received the postcard last
August as she was establishing contacts with human service agencies in
India as part of the work for her successful grant proposal.

She won a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad award from the U.S.
Department of Education for a five-week trip to India for 13 faculty
members, high school teachers and extension agents. They will study human
service delivery in the country.

The purpose of the trip is to help the members of the group add a global
perspective to their teaching.

McClam previously traveled to India in 1986 as part of a Fulbright-Hays
trip organized by Dr. David Johnson, a UT Knoxville planning
professor.

"I always wanted to return. When I came back, there wasn't a class I taught
that I couldn't pull in something I had learned in India," McClam
said.

McClam believes her proposal was accepted because of her affiliation with
Bombay's Tata Institute of Social Sciences, the premier Indian institution
for social work training. The UT group will spend 10 days in a seminar at
the institute.

The UT group includes Dr. Paul Ashdown, UT journalism professor; Beth Ball,
agricultural extension agent in Dyersburg; Georgie Claypool, an English
teacher at Maryville High School; Dr. Laurence Coleman, UT education
professor; Martha Deaderick, history teacher at Jefferson Junior High
School in Oak Ridge;

Dr. Gail Disney, nutrition professor with the UT Agricultural Extension
Service; Charlotte Goss, Latin and English teacher at West High School; Dr.
Carol Kasworm, associate dean in the UT College of Education; Roy Lessly,
Professor and head of UT's agricultural and extension education;

Katherine Long, associate extension agent in Washington County; Marianne
Woodside, UT-Knoxville education professor; and Theodoshia
Woolfolk-Millette, head of the division of education at Knoxville College.
The UT group's itinerary includes New Delhi, Bombay, and Calcutta.