Member of the Month

A Progressive Teacher for Uzbekistan

Feruza   M.

Alumna of the Month
Feruza Masharipova shares the knowledge, skills, and experience she has gained from her exchange programs with teachers and students in Uzbekistan.
Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program Western HemisphereUnited States
Junior Faculty Development Program (JFPD) Western HemisphereUnited States
Infrastructure and Economic Development for Turkey

Lokman   E.

Alumnus of the Month
Mayor of Kazan
Lokman participated in the program during his first term as mayor of Kazan, a district of Ankara, on the theme of Municipal Governance and Intergovernmental Relations in the U.S. in 2006.
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)
Helping to Educate, Engage, and Empower Youth

Grace   I.

Alumna of the Month
Hosted at the University of Connecticut, Grace’s SUSI experience allowed her to examine how business techniques and entrepreneurial skills can be used to address social issues.
Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders (SUSI) Western HemisphereUnited States
Tanzanian Alumnus Spearheads Agricultural Initiatives for Maasai Community

Kisioki   M.

Alumnus of the Month
Project Manager
These are just a few of the words to describe Kisioki Moitiko, a 2016 alumnus of the Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) for Young African Leaders.
Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders United States
Taiwan IVLP Alumna Moves the Needle on Social Enterprise

Wan-ju “Karen”   Y.

Alumna of the Month
At-large Legislator, Taiwan’s legislative body
Karen Yu has always been a strong promoter of entrepreneurship, start-ups, and creating opportunities for small businesses.
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) United States
Medicine, Migration, and Michigan: Gilman Alumnus Finds his Passion

Hunter   Z.

Alumnus of the Month
International Migration Student
United States
How do you make a difference in this world? That question was on Hunter Zhao’s mind when he first stepped foot on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2014, as a first generation college student.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program Greece