Saturday, 06 August 2011

Visiting Kansas, Gabriel's home state

Viktoria Olskaia, Foundation’s President, visited Kansas, Gabriel Al-Salem’s home state


Viktoria visited Margarete Dorsch, Gabriel’s mother, who lives in the town of Lindsborg, an old Swedish settlement.

Viktoria and Margarete then travelled to the University of Kansas in Lawrence. The trip was organized by Dr. Marc Greenberg, Chair & Professor of the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, where in 1989 Gabriel received his Bachelor’s degree in Russian.  The Department welcomed the Foundation’s initiative and offered their support in promoting the Foundation among KU professors, students and alumni.  Dr. Greenberg also suggested that the Foundation could establish a KU scholarship for students following in Gabriel’s footsteps in Russian language and international careers.

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