MU professor leaving for Ireland as a Fulbright Scholar

Monday, August 31, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — When Robert O'Connell received a letter from the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board in April, instead of opening it himself, he gave it to his daughter, Nancy O'Connell, a freshman at MU. Inside the envelope was a letter telling him that his application to be a Fulbright Scholar was successful.