AUCD Professional Fellow Alumni Wins Prestigious State Department Award

Maria Omare of Kenya (AUCD ProFellow 2017) is One of Four Winners

June 4, 2019

Maria Omare, an alumna of the ADA International Fellowship Program's Spring 2017 Cohort, has been selected for the prestigious Alumni Impact Award (AIA) by the Professional Fellows Division of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The Alumni Impact Award recognizes exceptional contributions made by Professional Fellows Program (PFP) alumni to their communities and enables them to meet with U.S. Ambassadors in their countries and the Assistant Secretary of State to share strategies about how the U.S. government can support young international leaders in their field.

The award was presented to Ms. Omare during a ceremony on May 29, 2019, by Assistant Secretary of State Marie Royce, in front of current international Fellows. Ms. Omare studied inclusive education through the ADA International Fellowship Program on inclusive education at the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMB) School for Global Inclusion and Social Development (SGISD) under the supervision of Dr. Valerie Karr in 2017.