GRASAG-USA INAUGURATION - WASHINGTON D.C. (27/05/2017)
The association had it's inauguration on 27th May, 2017 at the Ghana Embassy in Washington D.C. It was marked by the swearing in of the executive committee and senate. The Information Minister, Hon. Ama Dokua Asiamah Agyei, Deputy Information Minister, delivered a speech on behalf of Education Minister Hon. Matthew Opoku Prempeh. In her speech, she drew the attention to brain drain in Ghana and the need for Ghanaian professionals abroad to make their presence felt back home in their areas of expertise.
Our President, Juliet, reiterated the commitment of Ghanaian students in the USA to study hard and apply their acquired skill-sets to build Ghana into a well developed nation. She also spoke about the vision for the association and her team's resolve to work hard in the five focus areas outlined for development within GRASAG-USA . The focus areas would be: Academic and Professional Development, Research and Advocacy, Education and Outreach (focus on prospective students), Finance Strategy and Student Welfare.
Eminent local Ghanaian professionals were also in attendance. They shared their experience and offered advice in career growth and development. We would want to specially acknowledge Dr Yao Ababio, president of KNUST Alumni, North America; Mr Janis Bediako, president of Global Geotechnical Consults; James Grant Money, Business Analyst; Leslie Mills, a World Bank consultant and Korantemaa Larbi, Architect and CEO of Design 233 who made time to grace to occasion.
GRASAG-USA MEETS GRASAG NATIONAL (10/15/2016)
As part of our objectives to provide valuable information to prospective Ghanaians seeking to pursue
graduate programs in the USA, GRASAG-USA in partnership with American Association of University
Women (AAUW) joined GRASAG National during their just ended two-day workshop for Women
Commissioners of member institutions across Ghana.
Through an informational Skype session,participants were apprised of the AAUW Fellowship opportunities available for women from developing countries such as Ghana. They were taken through eligibility criteria and the President shared tips and guidelines on how to put in award winning applications. The women commissioners were to transfer the vital information to their various campuses. The goal of AAUW’s International Fellowship is to provide women with the requisite knowledge and skills to enable them become
leaders in academia, government, business, etc.
VISIT TO THE GHANA EMBASSY (09/30/2016)
On 30th September, The President of GRASAG-USA, Juliet Ohemeng-Ntiamoah and
Vice President, Jojo France-Mensah visited the Ghana Embassy in Washington.
Though the ambassador was absent, an esteemed panel warmly welcomed them.
The panel touted the formation of the association as a laudable idea and pledged their
support to the association. They also gave us some ideas on how to move the association forward.