Paying it Forward - 2009 Profiles

Greg Neufeld

Alumnus - Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Like many of our alumni, Greg was stationed in the military when he began his master’s degree program. In Tanzania he had to find an institution recognized by the U.S. Military and compatible with his foreign environment. He was drawn to the diversity of the student body and the online resources of the University. The discipline demanded of the online learning format has carried over into Greg’s professional life where he’s become better at time management and prioritization. He completed his master’s in international management and learned valuable lessons about operating in cultures other than his own, opening his world perspective. He wants to pay forward his education to Sreytoch because he believes that assisting someone in need is vital to those who have already reached their educational goals.

Sreytoch (Morakot) Nhim

Recipient - Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Sreytoch was born in Cambodia in 1972 and spent most of her childhood in a refugee camp. She earned her high school diploma on the Thai-Cambodian border and also underwent leadership and secretarial training. Learning under those conditions is commendable enough, but she also provided for her family by selling bread. Having the money and time to continue her education was never an option due to the political crisis in Cambodia.

Since 1993, Sreytoch has worked for various agencies such as the United Nation Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC), a World Bank Project, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Family Health International (FHI). She has always been dedicated to her country and rebuilding the lives of her neighbors. Sreytoch wants to continue the education she started in the refugee camp and show her children and fellow Cambodians that education is possible with hard work and persistence.

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