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Study of Civil War in Mozambique

Lisa Fenn, a native of Amityville, New York, and a student at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City, will be spending the next several months studying, among other things, how nearly two decades of civil war have affected education in the African nation of Mozambique.

LISA FENN: FELLOWSHIP TO STUDY IN MOZAMBIQUE

Lisa Fenn, a native of Amityville, New York, and a student at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City, will be spending the next several months studying, among other things, how nearly two decades of civil war have affected education in the African nation of Mozambique.

Fenn will be supported in that work by a fellowship from the U.S. Defense Department, part of the National Security Educational Program.

Fenn is studying toward her Master of Education degree in the Student Personnel Administration program at Teachers College. The program prepares administrators to deal with higher education, student-life issues; alumni of the program are traditionally deans of students, directors of residence life, and student services directors. The program's curriculum concentrates on multicultural issues, student development theory and administrative practices.

While she is in Mozambique, Fenn will study Portuguese as the language is used in an African environment. She will also observe student life at the Universidade De Eduardo Mondlane in the Mozambique capitol city of Maputo.

Mozambique was torn by civil war for 17 years until peace accords were signed in 1992. However, hostilities still break out, especially in areas removed from the capitol city. Fenn hopes to analyze how the long-term civil strife has affected the university and its students.

A graduate of Adelphi University, where she majored in business administration, Fenn worked for more than two years in human resource management in Atlanta. She then joined the Peace Corps, where she spent two years in Ghana, helping to strengthen an established small business enterprise organization that aided entrepreneurs.

While at Teachers College, Fenn has worked as an intern at the College of Aeronautics at LaGuardia Aiport in the Flushing section of Queens.

She will return to her studies at Teachers College in January. Within a few weeks of her return, she will talk about her observations in Africa in a public forum.

Teachers College, a graduate school devoted to education across the lifespan and both in and out of the classroom, is an affiliate of Columbia University but retains its legal and financial independence. The College has more than 4,000 students who are studying for both master's and doctoral degrees. In the first survey of American graduate schools of education completed by U.S. News & World Report, Teachers College was listed as fourth in the nation and first in the New York City area.

Published Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2001

Study of Civil War in Mozambique

LISA FENN: FELLOWSHIP TO STUDY IN MOZAMBIQUE

Lisa Fenn, a native of Amityville, New York, and a student at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City, will be spending the next several months studying, among other things, how nearly two decades of civil war have affected education in the African nation of Mozambique.

Fenn will be supported in that work by a fellowship from the U.S. Defense Department, part of the National Security Educational Program.

Fenn is studying toward her Master of Education degree in the Student Personnel Administration program at Teachers College. The program prepares administrators to deal with higher education, student-life issues; alumni of the program are traditionally deans of students, directors of residence life, and student services directors. The program's curriculum concentrates on multicultural issues, student development theory and administrative practices.

While she is in Mozambique, Fenn will study Portuguese as the language is used in an African environment. She will also observe student life at the Universidade De Eduardo Mondlane in the Mozambique capitol city of Maputo.

Mozambique was torn by civil war for 17 years until peace accords were signed in 1992. However, hostilities still break out, especially in areas removed from the capitol city. Fenn hopes to analyze how the long-term civil strife has affected the university and its students.

A graduate of Adelphi University, where she majored in business administration, Fenn worked for more than two years in human resource management in Atlanta. She then joined the Peace Corps, where she spent two years in Ghana, helping to strengthen an established small business enterprise organization that aided entrepreneurs.

While at Teachers College, Fenn has worked as an intern at the College of Aeronautics at LaGuardia Aiport in the Flushing section of Queens.

She will return to her studies at Teachers College in January. Within a few weeks of her return, she will talk about her observations in Africa in a public forum.

Teachers College, a graduate school devoted to education across the lifespan and both in and out of the classroom, is an affiliate of Columbia University but retains its legal and financial independence. The College has more than 4,000 students who are studying for both master's and doctoral degrees. In the first survey of American graduate schools of education completed by U.S. News & World Report, Teachers College was listed as fourth in the nation and first in the New York City area.

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