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Kenya Consul General to Visit UVU

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February 8, 2010
For Immediate Release

For more information: Maryna Storrs (801) 863-8897
University Marketing & Communications: Erin Spurgeon, (801) 863-6807
Written by: Chelsey Richardson (801) 863-8504

Utah Valley University is proud to welcome Her Excellency Ambassador Wenwa Akinyi Odinga Oranga, Consul General for the Republic of Kenya in Los Angeles, on Thursday, Feb. 11. Oranga will give an address entitled “Kenya: Your Tourism and Investment Destination.”

“It is a great, unique opportunity for UVU students to have a chance to interact with a practitioner of international politics,” said Geoffrey Cockerham, UVU assistant professor of history and political science. “It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about Kenya as well as gain exposure to African politics and culture, which we sadly don’t really hear enough about in the media.”

Oranga holds a Ph.D. and teaches chemistry at the University of Nairobi. She is the director of Pan African Petroleum and a technical committee member of the Nyanza Education Initiative, while she also stands as a trustee of the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation and the treasurer of the Nyanza Professional Caucus. Oranga is also a board member and patron of several schools in Kenya and is secretary of Maendeleo Ya Wanawake, a national women’s empowerment organization.

The lecture will be held at 10 a.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, room 110. It is free and open to the public. (Seating is limited.)

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