Cook Leadership Academy Fellows — our students — are put through a rigorous curriculum of training, assessment, and practice designed to instill leadership excellence.

Her family is scattered through Nepal, US, New Zealand and Canada.

She completed her undergraduate in Business Administration from University of Pune, India in 2013, where she was also the president for the Nepalese Student Association-Pune.

Currently, she is back in Jordan, interning with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

A total of 719,618 people of concern are registered with UNHCR in Jordan, including 646,329 Syrians, 55,162 Iraqis, and 9,127 others including 4,071 Yemenis, 3,055 Sudanese and 777 Somalis.

He is entering his 4th year at Grand Valley State Univeristy.

Ollie is native to Dearborn, Michigan, and was offered a scholarship to play football at GVSU.

Each applicant must meet the criteria of high academic achievement, active involvement in the campus community, dedication to the public good, a passion to lead, and a commitment to personal growth.

Through observation, mentoring, and practice, the fellows learn the behaviors and attitudes of ethical, effective leaders through more than 70 contact hours per fellow per year.

She sits as the Vice-President for Educational Affairs on Grand Valley’s Student Senate, and as the President of Women in STEM Fields at GVSU.

She also works in the Office of Student Life as a leadership programmer.

Richa Bhurtel – Masters of Business Richa Bhurtel has been pursuing her MBA at GVSU since Fall 2015.