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Home Hospitality Superstars

In late April, Ambassador Alan Eastham and his wife Carolyn put on a huge spread for our 14 visitors from various African nations under the program Empowering Youth Through Workforce Development. Also invited were our four Spring 2019 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) and Professional Fellows Program visitors.



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YSEALI & Professional Fellows Program - Spring 2019

Liliya Kuriy was one of our Spring 2019 Professional Fellows from Ukraine. Her Fellowship was hosted by Rush Deacon, CEO of Arkansas Capital Corporation (pictured, left), who assigned her to various offices in town, including Governor Asa Hutchinson’s office. 

















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Valued Volunteer Bids Farewell


We hated to see him go, but in April Chris Hiryak and his wife Sally left Arkansas to carry on with his passion for farming in the Denver, Colorado area. Here, Chris is standing amongst the products of his labor at Little Rock Urban Farming...












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Gibbs International Magnet School Teacher Retires

On May 22nd, the staff of Global Ties Arkansas attended the party of Vicki StroudGonterman’s retirement as a teacher at Gibbs Magnet School. As a 39-year career/award-winning social studies teacher in the Little Rock School District, Vicki has made it her lifetime mission to increase geographic and cultural awareness of all her students, serving as their "window to world cultures."

















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