Meet Our Alumni

Continuing to Serve Through Financial Planning

Meet Hector Felix

Hector Felix attended Harding University where he graduated with a double major in Finance and Leadership and Ministry. Hector served as Vice President of Harding’s Student Government Association. He attended ASLF in 2012 and went on to attend the National Student Leadership Forum and the National Prayer Breakfast. He has served as a facilitator and on the advisory team for ASLF in recent years.

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Miss Arkansas to Pharmacist

Meet Kristen Glover Belew

Kristen Glover Belew attended Ouachita Baptist University and studied Chemistry with a minor in Biology. She attended ASLF in 2009. Kristen went on to attend the 2010 National Prayer Breakfast & Student Weekend in Washington DC, where all students were snowed in for an epic, extended weekend. The next year Kristen graduated Magna Cum Laude and won the title of Miss Arkansas 2011. Kristen and her husband, Barrett, have previously served as Small Group Facilitators for ASLF.

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“Farm-preneurs” in Rwanda

Meet Matthew Karugarama

Matthew Karugarama and his identical twin Mark Gato came to the U.S. from Rwanda to attend the University of Arkansas at Little Rock through an International Student Scholarship. Matthew served as an SGA Senator for the College of Business as well as the President of the UALR Rwandan Student Association. Matthew attended ASLF in 2011. He graduated with his degree in Economics in May 2012. Matthew currently resides in Rwanda.

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Basketball Player to Community Leader

Meet Samantha Deragowski Denefe

In addition to playing on the Hendrix College Women’s Basketball Team, Samantha Deragowski Denefe led small group scripture studies. In her senior year, she acted as the leader of a student ministry and helped that ministry launch small group programs at Hendrix and at the University of Central Arkansas. She attended ASLF in 2009. Samantha went on to attend the National Student Leadership Forum & Student Weekend in Washington DC in 2010. Samantha is happily married and resides in Little Rock.

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Investing in Futures

Meet Bruce McMullen

Bruce McMullen came to the United States from South Africa to pursue higher education at Harding University, where he later served as Student Government President. Bruce attended ASLF in 2011. He went on to intern in Washington D.C. with both the National Student Leadership Forum and National Prayer Breakfast. Additionally, Bruce served as emcee at ASLF 2016.

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African Student Leaders

Meet Mark Gato

Mark Gato attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock through an International Student Scholarship. Mark was active in Student Government Association and served as a Senator for the College of Business. Mark helped co-found the Rwandan Student Association. Mark attended ASLF 2011 and graduated in May 2012 with a degree in Management Information Systems. Mark is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in International Business at the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

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Feeding the Hungry

Meet Katie McGehee

As a poultry science major at the University of Arkansas, Katie had an interest in providing solutions to the increasing food demands across the globe. At ASLF in 2010, she met one of the speakers, Dale Dawson, who is the Founder and CEO of Bridge2Rwanda. Through this valuable connection she was able to pursue her dream of implementing her knowledge and skills in the developing world. Today she is a General Production Manager with Tyson in Nacogdoches, Texas.

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