Alumni Class Secretaries – Cambodia and Haiti


After returning to Cambodia from Johnson City, Tennessee, Viseth Sean (11-12) finished the English for Academic Purpose program at the Australian Center for Education Viseth Sean 1(ACE) and received the diploma on February 15, 2013. In addition, Viseth won the 2012 Honda Young Engineer and Scientist Award after completing his BS in Computer Science. For winning the competition, he was awarded a gold medal and a reward of $3,000 on February 22, 2013. As the top student in the 2012 graduating class from the Computer Science Department at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), Viseth was selected to receive his diploma from Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on April 2, 2013. Also, he has been helping with the U.S. alumni projects and was nominated as the UGRAD representative at Fulbright and Undergraduate State Alumni Association of Cambodia (FUSAAC).

After commencing her job at ANZ Royal Bank in late 2012, Kanika Keng (11-12) Kanika Kenghas just been promoted to be a dealer of global markets this March 2013.  During the past six months, she has been involved in a lot of significant events within the bank; one of which was community service. It started when her workplace called for volunteers to visit an orphanage center where 50 orphans with HIV lived. The bank donated funds, and she played games with the children and helped to paint pictures on houses to show the bank’s  support for the orphans’ lives.

Elita Ouk (11-12) is enjoying her role as a public relations officer for the U.S Ambassador’s Youth Council. She is also working hard on her undergraduate thesis, which will be due in mid May. Recently, she was accepted to attend the Asia Institute of Political Economy organized by The Fund for American Studies. She will travel to the University of Hong Kong in July to attend the one month program.



Steve CesarSteve Cesar (10-11) has become highly involved in his home community of Cap-Haitian since he returned home from the U.S.  He recently volunteered as a medical translator for a group of American physicians from the American Heart Association (AHA) at the Sacre-Coeur Hospital of Milot located near his hometown. The American physicians’ mission was to reinforce the healthcare system by providing seminars, equipment and a variety of other assistance to the Haitian doctors at the hospital.  In addition, Steve is making great strides in higher education.  As a part-time professor at two different universities, he has been teaching development economics, marketing, and accounting to undergraduates.  Moreover, he is completing a part-time assignment with the monitoring and evaluation team at USAID’s Haiti Recovery Initiative (HRI) – a project implemented by Chemonics International.  Steve writes, “I’m committed to serve my community and education can make you touch the sky.”

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