She was awarded the Jack Kent Cooke undergraduate transfer scholarship, which helped her to enroll at GVSU.
The program is co-curricular and cross-disciplinary — this year representing 52 different areas of study — and it provides numerous opportunities for student fellows to develop leadership excellence.
Cook Leadership Academy Fellows — our students — are put through a rigorous curriculum of training, assessment, and practice designed to instill leadership excellence.
Fellows are admitted to the Cook Leadership Academy for one or more years.
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.
Our fellows gain access to a myriad of opportunities to advance their leadership skills. Fatouma Abdoulaye – Cell and Molecular Biology Fatouma is a senior student who transferred from Washtenaw Community College (WCC) to study cell and molecular biology at Grand Valley University.
She is an international student from Niger and she has been living in the USA for 4 years.
Fatouma’s dream is to eradicate Obstetric Fistula from the world.
Obstetric Fistula is a disease that makes thousands of victims each year.