He believes that are two key elements to seeking success: 1) Be curious and 2) Find what it is you are passionate about and run with it.Among other extracurricular activities, Ollie exhibits his leadership qualities as President of the GVSU Law Society, and was voted by his teammates onto the Leadership Council for the 2016 GVSU football team.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.Cook Leadership Academy Fellows — our students — are put through a rigorous curriculum of training, assessment, and practice designed to instill leadership excellence.Fellows are admitted to the Cook Leadership Academy for one or more years.Upon graduating from Grand Valley State University, Ollie plans to attend law school.He hopes to pursue a legal career and eventually fund his own business venture.
Simultaneously, Leah is still working on increasing her proficiency in Arabic, while simultaneously completing her thesis on Water Scarcity and Refugee Populations in Northern Jordan.
Her passion lies within alternative learning such as, Kahn Academy, the Cosmos, and NPR’s Radio Lab and Science Friday.
She hopes to promote women in leadership and more specifically women in STEM fields.
Richa Bhurtel – Masters of Business Richa Bhurtel has been pursuing her MBA at GVSU since Fall 2015.
Born and raised in the beautiful South Asian country Nepal, Richa loves exploring new opportunities and meeting new people.
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.