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Alumnae Notes

To see a list of all Harpswell graduates and their current jobs and positions, CLICK HERE. (An Excel file will be downloaded to your computer in whatever location your downloads go to.)

Leng Len (Harpswell Class of 2014)

Alumnae Update! Leng Len (Harpswell Class of 2014) works as an Assistant Producer at BBC Media Action's television sitcom “Love9- Series02” which focuses on youth’s reproductive health and rights. Love9 is one of the projects BBC Media Action Cambodia has been doing under the support of UNFPA and USAID. As an Assistant Producer, Len works closely with the show's producer as well as the directors in a demanding production environment. Soon Len will be moving to work at the Voice of America, Khmer Service as a reporter/photographer. She is also writing scripts for sitcoms and feature films in Cambodia.

The incoming officers, left to right, are: Prom Savada, Ly Chanmakara, Srun Keavatey, and Chheng Sivgech.

The outgoing officers, left to right, are: Heng Savry, Kith Marady, Theang Sithat, Kaing Menghun, Yang Leaphea, and Khourn Chantevy (not in the photo).

Congratulations to the newly-elected officers of the Harpswell Alumnae Association (HAA)! Heartfelt thanks to the outgoing officers, who have worked so hard and done so much to create and sustain the HAA. We are so grateful for your commitment to Harpswell and your sisters, and for all that you do.

Savada Prom

Limheang Heng

We are excited and very proud to announce that we have two graduates about to graduate with Master’s Degrees here in the USA. Savada Prom (Harpswell Class of 2010) graduates with a Master’s Degree in Law (LL.M), with a specialty in trial advocacy, at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington DC on May 17, 2015. Savada participated in this program under the support of the Open Society Foundation. We would also like to add that Limheang Heng (Harpswell Class of 2011) is earning her masters degree in Conflict Resolution from University of Massachusetts in Lowell. Limheang plans to return to Cambodia and become a professional mediator.

Menghun Kaing

Menghun Kaing, Harpswell Class of 2011, is currently a program officer at the Asia Foundation. Before that, she was a reporter for the Cambodia Daily. Menghun is one of our most outstanding journalists. To see her recent article about the recent verdicts in the Khmer Rouge trials and her commentary on the current state of Cambodia, CLICK HERE.

New Officers of the Harpswell Alumnae Association, August 2014. From left to right: Menghun Kaing, Leaphea Yang, Sithat Theang, Marady Kith, Chantevy Khourn, Sophy Khan, and Momsochivy Long

Chantevy Khourn, Harpswell Class of 2010, is the president of the Harpswell Foundation Alumnae Association for the second year in a row. Tevy graduated first in her class with a degree in sociology from the Royal University of Phnom Penh. She then got a masters degree in sociology from the East-West Center of the University of Hawaii. She is now a professor at Pannasastra University of Cambodia.

Sokngim Kim, Harpswell Class of 2012, a math major at Royal University of Phnom Penh, has just started an engineering degree program at the University of Georgia, in the U.S. Sokngim has wanted to be an engineer since childhood and hopes to go back to Cambodia and build bridges, roads, and other needed infrastructure. She will be the first Cambodian female engineer trained in the U.S.

Sokngim and her fellow students with their first completed project, a bridge made of spaghetti (but otherwise structurally sound)

Rina Chhun, Harpswell Class of 2012, a law major at the Royal University of Law and Economics, has been promoted to deputy head of the Legal Research Department at BNG law firm in Phnom Penh. Rina writes: “ I feel so proud of myself now. I was interviewed to be hired as legal assistant, after working for a week, they promoted me as legal officer. Now, 2 and half months, they promoted me again. I am so happy. They said they promoted me because they can see the leadership skills in me. I immediately come up with an idea that it is all what I learn from my Harpswell Foundation. ”

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