ESFNA Announces 2014 Scholarship Winners

ESFNA Scholarships ESFNA congratulates Hanan, Emnet, and Yared for winning the 2014 scholarship! On behalf of the ESFNA Board and the Executive Committee, we would like to extend our congratulations to this year’s winners! Emnet Shibre Emnet is a sophomore at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. She is majoring in political science.  Her career goal is […]

Bill Gates Receives Honorary Degree from Addis Ababa University

Bill Gates Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The co-owner and co-chair of Microsoft Company and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, also the richest person on the planet and a philanthropist, William Henry “Bill” Gates III received an honorary doctoral degree (honoris causa) from Addis Ababa University (AAU) on Thursday, July 24. The honorary degree-giving ceremony was attended by […]

Conference focuses on improving early grade reading

Kebour Ghenna Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - A conference on the theme “Early Grade Reading: A grand challenge for quality education in Ethiopia, the role of public private partnership” was held on Friday June 27th at Siyonat Hotel.  It brought education leaders, policy makers, learning institutions, civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) together to discus sustainable actions to […]

60th Anniversary of Emperor’s Visit to Take Place June 18

Emperor Visit OSU STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Oklahoma State University will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie’s visit to the university on June 18, 2014. The event will take place at 9 a.m. in the Wes Watkins Auditorium with guest speakers discussing a range of topics including the Emperor’s visit and Ethiopia’s past and current ties with […]

Yale Young African Scholars Program to be held in Ghana & Ethiopia

Ethiopian Management Institute - The 2014 inaugural Yale Young African Scholars programs will be hosted by Yale University in Ghana (August 11-15, 2014) and Ethiopia (August 18-22, 2014). The Yale Young African Scholars Program is a new initiative that is modeled off of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program. These sessions, in Ghana and Ethiopia, are the first sessions to […]

Standout Student – Kedan Endrias

Kedan Endrias (Photo: Reporter Newspapers) - By Elizabeth Wilkes Kedan Endrias is a girl with dreams. Kedan’s parents moved from Ethiopia to the Atlanta area in 1993 – “like anybody that comes here, they just want a better life for them and their kids,” Kedan said. At one point, Kedan dreamed of becoming a fashion designer. That came after she shadowed a […]

Tsegazeab “TJ” Gebreyohannes, 2013-14 Richland College Student Wall of Honor recipient

Tsegazeab "TJ" Gebreyohannes (Photo: Richland College) North Dallas resident Tsegazeab “TJ” Gebreyohannes was among the five outstanding students recognized by Richland College on April 2 with the 2013-14 Student Wall of Honor ceremony. Recipients were selected for their outstanding academic achievements, perseverance through adversity and contributions to the community. Current and former students, in both credit and continuing education, are named to the Wall […]

Enku Gelaye Named Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life at UMass Amherst

Enku Gelaye (Photo: UMass Amherst) - PRESS RELEASE AMHERST, Mass. – Following a national search, Enku Gelaye has been appointed vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy announced today. Said Chancellor Subbaswamy of the appointment, “I know that Vice Chancellor Gelaye will bring the highest levels of integrity, energy, and […]

The identity crisis in foreign education

Lycee Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Filling out an online horoscope chart, Ruth Mengistu, 23, types in Italy as her place of birth. This might not have been a surprise if she was actually born in Italy, but she was born in Ethiopia. Her only association with the country is through the school she attended for 13 years; […]

Agonafer Receives NSBE Golden Torch Legacy Award

UTA’s Dereje Agonafer, Jenkins Garrett Professor of mechanical engineering, was selected as the 2014 NSBE Golden Torch Award honoree for Golden Torch Legacy Award and will be saluted at the 17th Annual Golden Torch Awards on March 29. The award is the highest award given at the annual NSBE conference with a citation: “For selfless […]
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