Global Leaders

Congratulations to Dr. Beth Birmingham EDEV '00, Stephanie Nitschke IDEV '12, and Tim Paulson IDEV '13 for Reaching Peaks for African Leaders!

Friends of the School of Leadership and Development climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in July 2012 to raise funds for African Student Scholarships.  

For over 20 years, Eastern’s programs have been developing leaders in Africa, Asia and Latin America to serve the poor. Investing in one leader impacts the lives of hundreds of others in their organization and their community. Many promising leaders from those regions, however, struggle with the cost of tuition and books in our international development and leadership programs.

 The average annual costs to these students are:

  • $1,860 - per course (graduate, 5 courses per year)
  • $1,000 - annual residency fees
  • $500 - cost of books per year

Please consider a donation in support of the African leaders who are being trained by the School and Leadership and Development. You can be assured knowing that your investment will be impacting not only the lives of these students, but that it will also be impacting the many lives that will touched by these gifted leaders. 100% of your donation will go to scholarship needs of leaders from Africa. All climbers are self-funded.

Girma Begashaw MA '07, World Vision Kenya, Country Director, is a graduate from the School of Leadership and Development:

Hear and read more testimonials from other African alumni from the School of Leadership and Development.


Reaching Peaks for Africa Leaders :: About Mt. Kilimanjaro :: Honor a Porter or a Guide
Climber Bios :: Alumni Testimonials

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