Obed Danlami 12 (New England, Environmental Studies, PhD) had their Community Education Program, KELIC Education Consult, was established after graduation to contend with social injustice issues in Africa. The Keene Learning and Information Center exists to challenge the aristocracy created by corruption in Nigeria. KELIC has worked for almost 10 years to improve access to education and post-secondary education. Danlami says they do this work, “Because my Community Needs Me!” KELIC has tailored remedial programs, rigorous high school lessons, and mentorship/leadership programs to achieve this objective.
Atim Eneida George ’18 (GSLC, PhD) has received a Fulbright Specialist Program award. George will complete a project at Lead City University in Nigeria that aims to exchange knowledge and establish partnerships benefiting participants, institutions, and communities both in the U.S. and overseas through a variety of educational and training activities within American (U.S.) Studies. George is one of over 400 U.S. citizens who share expertise with host institutions abroad through the Fulbright Specialist Program each year. Recipients of the Fulbright Specialist Program awards are selected on the basis of academic professional achievement, demonstrated leadership in their field, and their potential