History of the Global Learning Center

 

Founding Board Members 1988

 

Anna Anderson (Treasurer), Stuart Berger, Pat Cameron, C.G. Chacko, Darold Deterdin,

Patricia Ann Hatcher, Ben Henry, Myrlliss Hershey, Howard Johnston (President),

Jeanne Johnston (Secretary), Pat Lehman, Diane Lincoln, Otis Milton, Jim Munson,

Sam Muyskens, Ken Stewart, David Walker, Tim Voss

 

 

Prospectus 1987

 

Articles of Association 1988

 

By-Laws 1988 Revised in 2009

 

About Howard & Jeanne Johnston

 

Wichita Eagle 1992

 

Executive Director's Report 1993

 

Flyers

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Newsletters

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Locations:

1989 124 S. Broadway, Wichita KS 67202

1990 435 S. Broadway, Wichita KS 67202

1995 Office 334 N Topeka, Wichita KS 67202

        Resource Room Brennan Hall WSU Cnr 17th & Yale

1997 829 N. Market, Wichita KS 67214

2011 PO Box 781715 Wichita KS 67278

 

Traditions

United Nations Anniversary Banquet in October

Annual Meeting in January

Religions of the World in March

H&JJGCC Awards presented at the UN Banquet

Annual Retreat in May

 

Howard & Jeanne Johnston Global Community Citizenship Award

From 2000, the Howard & Jeanne Johnston Global Community Citizenship Award has been presented at the UN Banquet.

 

Steps:

1.  May - Form an Awards Committtee at Annual Retreat

2.  Summer - Call for Nominations, including biographies and resumés

3.  August Board Meeting - Consider Nominees

4.  September Board Meeting - Choose Award Recipient(s)

5.  September - Have Plaque(s) made

6.  September - Invite Johnston family representatives to the Banquet

7.  Banquet - Introduce the recipient and present award with Sarah and Bill (photo)

8.  Banquet - Opportunity for Recipient(s) to speak

 

Criteria:

1.  Consider Founding members, but not a requirement

2.  Years of membership

3.  Service on Board and as Officers

4.  Voluntary Support

5.  Role as Model Global Citizens in the Community

6.  Donations and Financial Support

7.  Travel to other Countries

8.  Presentations to the GLC

9.  Contribution to Education (any and all levels)

 

Past Recipients:

2000 - Howard Johnston - Founder

2001 - Al Vargo - Director of WSU Intensive English Program

2002 - Ken Stewart - Lawyer and Co-Founder

2003 - Randy Bush - Butler Community College, Political Science, International Education

2004 - Billy McCray -

2005 - Manfred & Susan Menking - Physicians

2006 - Dorothy Billings - Wichita State University - Professor of Anthropology

2007 - Glyn Rimmington - Wichita State University, Distinguished Professor of Global Learning

2008 - Balbir & Treva Mathur - Trees for Life

2009 - Vimal Goyle - Physician

2010 - Carolyn Shaw - Wichita State University, Professor of Political Science

2011 - Rick McNary - Founder of Numana

2012 - Michael Poage - Pastor, Poet, Activist

2013 - Mohan & Lakshmi Kambampati

2014 - Dr. Deema DeSilva, Mary Harren and Sister Ann Catherine Burger

2015 - Rev. Sam Muyskens

 

Past UN Banquet Speakers

1989 Rev. Sylvia Farmer - Associate Chair of the Inter-Faith Ministries

1990 Hilda Paqui, Media Relations Officer for United Nations Development Programs

“United Nations - Status of Women, Education, Cooperation with the Third World”

1991 George Neavoll, Page Editor for Wichita Eagle

“Role of the United Nations”

1992 Dr. David Farnsworth Political Science, WSU

“Future of the United Nations”

1993 - no information -

1994 Don Skokan, Janet Nickel, Manfred Menking, & C.G. Chako

“The Role and Activities of the United Nations” Panel

1995 Dr. Carol Konek, Professor of Women’s Studies, WSU

“50 Years of the United Nations: Are Women’s Rights Human Rights?”

1996 Dr. Robert Musil. Ph.D., Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility

“Nuclear Proliferation”

1997 - no banquet -

1998 Prof James McKenney WSU Political Science, Prof.·C.G. Chacko  Friends

“International Terrorism” Panel

1999 Dr. Timothy Weldon, Professor of Philosophy, Newman University

“Human rights in an era of Ethnic Cleansing”

2000 Jonathan Schell, Author and Journalist with the New Yorker, Harpers, Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, and The Nation, "The Case for Abolishing Nuclear Weapons Now"

2001 Dr. Lawrence Korb, Council on Foreign Relations

“The Role of the US in the UN : Prospects under the Bush Administration"

2002 Joseph Cirincione, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

“Does the United States still believe in the Vision of the United Nations?”

2003 Dr. Victor Sidel, Distinguished Professor of Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. “Responsibilities of a Superpower: The US and UN and Weapons of Mass Destruction”

 

Since 2004, the featured speakers have come from the United Nations. Hopefully, this will continue as a tradition. There is much to learn about the many roles and responsibilities of the UN.

2004 Ramu Damudaran (India) - UN Secretariate

2005 Nancee Oku-Bright (Liberia) - UN Humanitarian Affairs

2006 Brian Vitunic - UN Central Asia Desk

2007 Kathleen Abdalla - UN Sustainable Development

2008 Donald Lee - UN Millennium Development Goals

2009 Ari Gaitanis (Australia) - UN Peace Keeping

2010 Liv Tigerstedt (Sweden) - UN Anti-Terrorism

2011 Dena Gudaitis - UN World Food Program

2012 Antonie DeJong - UNIFEM

2013 Abraham Joseph - UNEP

2014 Alex Taukatch (Ukraine) - UNDPI

2015 Thomas Beall - Asst. US Attorney & Jennifer White - Founder ICT-S.O.S.

       International, USA and Local Efforts to Stop Human Trafficking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global Learning Center, Inc.
5400 E 21st Street N, Suite 805
Wichita, KS 67208

 

The Global Learning Center of Wichita, Kansas, is a 501c3 Non-profit community organization, incorporated on April 20, 1988.

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