OPIE is extremely proud of the 8,000+ students from over 150 countries who have studied in our program during the past five decades. Our graduates have acquired the language, study, and cross-cultural skills that have helped them navigate their academic and professional lives.
Below, we profile some of the OPIE and OHIO graduates we have reconnected with.
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Ali S. Altuwaijri, ’76, Dean of Student Affairs and Professor of Physiology and Health Sciences at King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
Rabah Aldhaheri, ’81, Professor, King Abdulaziz University, Department of Electrical Engineering, Saudi Arabia
Ziad Akir, ’84, Director of Online Education at Washington State Community College in Marietta, Ohio
Laszlo Feher, ’97, Business analyst at an e-commerce company in Hungary.
Kumiko Saito, ’98, Senior Administrative Assistant for the Foreign Multinational Corporates Group in JPMorgan Chase, N.A.; Ohio
Sadiq Alhayek, ’98, Professor, University of Jordan, Department of Physical Education
Lei Wang, ’99, Research specialist in a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee
Jameel Al-Humaid ’01, Professor, Al Jouf University, College of Education, Saudi Arabia
Tommaso Bilancioni, ’02, Clothing store owner, Italy
Saleh AlMekbel, ’04, Manager, STC (Mobile Broadband), Saudi Arabia
Fernando Mendoza Jara, ’06, Professor, National Agrarian University, Nicaragua
Mohammad Sharifi, ’07, Director of Information and Communication Technology Institute; Professor at Kabul University, Afghanistan
Abdullah Alodail, ’07, Doctoral Candidate in Instructional Technology at Ohio University, Ohio
Peng Zhao, ’08, Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, California
Anne-Marye Hak, ’09, Program Director for a student exchange program in Beijing, China
Ahmad Faizuddin, ’09, Doctoral Candidate for a Ph.D in Educational Management and Leadership at the College of Education at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in Malaysia
Burçin Şimşek, ’10, Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh
Yuki Nakama, ’10, Volunteer Educator, Cambodia
Ngueyanouba, ’10, International Mining and Security Specialist in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Raphael Soares Malta, ’13, Undergraduate student in mechanical engineering, Brazil
Carlos Vinicio Erazo, ’13, Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador in the School of Medicine and medical doctor in an outpatient clinic
Sohaila Isaqzai, ’13, PhD in International and Comparative Education student at Florida State University
Ahmad Fahim Mohmand, ’13, Graduate student
Maryam Ban, ’14, IT Intern at Nationwide Insurance in Columbus, Ohio
Taining Wang, ’14, PhD in Economics student at West Virginia University
Ibrahim Alofi, ’14, PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Ohio University, Vice Dean for the College of Education at Taibah University, Saudi Arabia.