Padnos International Scholarship and the National Security Education Program David L. While living in Jordan, she studied at an intensive Arabic language institute, Qasid, for 10 months.She was also a long-term volunteer at Mabarrat Um Al Hussein, an all boys’ orphanage and community center.He is entering his 4th year at Grand Valley State Univeristy.
She sits as the Vice-President for Educational Affairs on Grand Valley’s Student Senate, and as the President of Women in STEM Fields at GVSU.
She also works in the Office of Student Life as a leadership programmer.
She grew up in Owosso, Michigan— a community that supported engaging in the arts— which helped her to develop a strong appreciation for music, art and theater. She has traveled to over 16 countries cultivating a strong interest in learning about other countries, cultures and languages.
She is a classically trained pianist, as well as a recipient of several art awards including the 2012 U. During the summer of 2014, she studies Arabic in Oman, and spent the 2015-2016 academic year abroad in Amman, Jordan on the Barbara H.
As a volunteer, she played learning games with the boys, assisted them with their homework, and chaperoned special events.
Additionally, she taught English to local professional women striving to advance their careers.Cook Leadership Academy Fellows Where Emerging Leaders Prepare to Build Our Future Welcome to the Cook Leadership Academy! Cook Leadership Academy is a leader development program for 60 undergraduate and graduate students during the academic year.The program is co-curricular and cross-disciplinary — this year representing 52 different areas of study — and it provides numerous opportunities for student fellows to develop leadership excellence.Leah Beaulac – Biology Leah is a biology major with minors in Arabic and Middle Eastern studies.As a student, she was an e-board member of the Model Arab league, a member of the Arab Cultural Club, and volunteered for events with both the Environmental Coalition and the Helen Devos Children’s Hospital.Back in the late 1950s Creamies was asked by a grade school principal to make a frozen treat with milk instead of sugar water.