Students from West Virginia University took part in a service learning study abroad program in Vuelta Grande, Guatemala from June 3 – 11, 2023. The program was organized by CEPA Foundation together with the local organization on-site Free Hearts Foundation-Fundacion Corazones Libres
January 19, 2023
Milledgeville, GA USA
Omicron Delta Kappa Induction Convocation & Lecture
Georgia College and State University’s circle, or chapter, of the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa announced the recipient of their 2023 member-honoris-causa (honorary membership).
It was awarded to the Executive Director of CEPA, Uli Leibrecht, in recognition of the leadership she provides in international education and the good she has created at Georgia College through the Intercultural Leadership program.
The annual awards celebrate individuals and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and have had a positive impact on the campus community. Previous members-honoris-causa include the Georgia state senator, two private sector CEOs, and two professors. Established in 1914 at Washington & Lee University (Virginia), ODK is the national leadership honor society. Famous members have included Franklin Roosevelt, Robert Kennedy, Walter Cronkite, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, and Cokie Roberts.
Membership in Omicron Delta Kappa is reserved to those who demonstrate leadership achievements in one of five phases of university life: Scholarship; Athletics; Community service, social and religious activity, and university governance; Journalism and rhetoric; and the creative and performing arts. Members are expected to demonstrate exemplary character, responsible leadership and service in university and community life, superior scholarship, genuine fellowship, and dedication to democratic ideals. Nominations come from within the Georgia College Circle of OΔK.
“Together We Are Stronger”
After 3 years of not cutting her hair, Sandra from our Strasbourg, France location, donated 47cm of it to the non-profit association “Solidhair”.
This association’s mission is to help cancer patients as well as provide financial aid to patients and their families in need.
It has always been a desire of hers to donate her hair to cancer patients since it is a personal subject close to home for her and her family.
We are proud that Sandra is part of the CEPA team!
March 28, 2022
Meaningful and Personal Support
Many Ukrainians have already arrived in the city of Ingersheim, Germany, and many more are expected to arrive in the coming months.
Currently, the families are staying with private individuals throughout the city, but housing is very limited.
This week, the Leibrecht Family welcomed one Ukrainian refugee family to live in their guest apartment in the Ingersheim Castle, which is also home to the CEPA offices.
A private initiative was also recently started in Ingersheim to offer professional online German courses free of charge. The courses are financed by donations and the courses will start as soon as possible. If you are interested in supporting this initiative, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additionally, the Leibrecht Family is also making arrangements to house three additional families in the extra rooms at their castle, Château de Pourtalès, in Strasbourg, France.
Thank you for your support!
March 8, 2022
Uli Leibrecht, Executive Director, is pleased to welcome Marketa Lepicovsky, Ph.D. as Academic Director to the CEPA team in Germany, effective March 1, 2022.
In this new management position, Marketa will provide superb leadership while introducing fresh ideas and perspectives across the entire CEPA portfolio of programs, services, and initiatives.
By overseeing and upholding CEPA’s commitment to excellence, she will foster ongoing relationships with study abroad staff, faculty, and administrators at partner institutions to continually ensure the academic quality of faculty-led, summer, and semester study abroad programs.
Marketa joins the team with more than 16 years of experience in international and higher education. Prior to joining CEPA, she managed international education and study abroad programs in both Germany and in the Czech Republic, including student services and teaching.
She earned her Master’s Degree in Art Education from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Ohio State University. Most recently, she had the unique opportunity to live in Taiwan where she obtained a Ph.D. in Business Administration at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology.
We are excited to welcome her into this vital role at CEPA and are confident that her exceptional experience and strengths will further advance the excellence of our team and organization.
CEPA GmbH and CEPA Foundation
Since 1997, CEPA has successfully offered customized faculty-led group programs and educationally focused itineraries for university professors and students.
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Carbon emissions (CO2e) resulting from CEPA’s activities during the period from January to December 2021 have been calculated at 42 tons. CEPA’s carbon footprint has been offset by planting native trees at the Osa Conservation Area in Costa Rica, one of the most biologically intense places on earth.