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THIS WEEK: Lyceum Events


1) Banking and economic development – Why developing a banking industry that understands and services agriculture matters

  • Free Event
  • Tuesday, 22 April 2014
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
  • Room AA-196 | Bisdorf Building

Dr. Maria Pagura, Economist and Senior Program Officer at the World Bank

More on Dr. Pagura:
MARIA PAGURA currently works as a Senior Program Officer for the Agriculture and Environmental Services Department at the World Bank. Maria leads AgriFin’s Knowledge and Networks program where she is responsible for the development and management of AgriFin’s global platform on agriculture finance, www.agrifin.com. In addition, she supports AgriFin projects in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Senegal. Prior to joining the World Bank, she worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy where she led analytical work on rural finance and provided advisory support to member countries. Maria began her career working on enterprise development and microfinance in Mali, South Africa and Uzbekistan. She has written several papers and published a book on rural finance. Maria has a Masters in Economics and a PhD in Agricultural Economics from The Ohio State University.


2) The NOVA Student Experience!

  • Free Event
  • 5:15pm – 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, 23 April 2014
  • Room AA-196 | Bisdorf Building
  • NOVA-Alexandria
  • Room 196 of the Bisdorf Building

Three of our fantastic students will share their personal experiences on making it to NOVA, and what they hope to do with the next phases of their lives.
They’ll provide an overview, and there will be plenty of time for discussion.
Not one of the three students has an experience like that of the other two presenters, but our diverse college community will hear some motivating stories and perhaps gain some useful advice on following dreams. The discussion session might just offer us all a few more awesome success stories.

The Student Presenters (in alphabetical order):
– Ms. Karen Clarke-Fuchs: Overcoming Mental Illness and Addiction to Graduate
Karen Clarke-Fuhs is a psychology and addiction counseling student at Northern Virginia Community College. She is President of the Virginia Alcohol & Addiction Professionals (VAAP) Chapter at the Alexandria campus. After a long road through recovery from alcohol addiction, depression, and anxiety, Karen will graduate from NOVA in Fall 2014.

– Ms. Juwariah Shareef: Pursuing a Major of MY Choosing
Juwariah Shareef is a business major who came to the discipline even though it wasn’t her original educational goal. Juwariah has made the most of NOVA by taking a variety of courses that pointed her towards her true passion, which presented her with career goals she had not considered earlier.

– Ms. Sheila Sealy: Realizing My Destiny
Sheila Sealy has been doing what she loves for a long time, and she finally realized it. Now she is taking the steps necessary to be able to move up her this field. And NOVA is helping to make that happen.


The webpage for Political Science at NOVA-AL: https://sites.google.com/site/jlechelt/
The Facebook page (please “like”): https://www.facebook.com/PoliticalScienceNOVAAlexandria

For more information please contact Dr. Jack Lechelt | jlechelt@nvcc.edu

TWO Lyceum Series Event at NOVA-Alexandria NEXT WEEK