Annual P.E.O. Coffee Set for February 9

Reeham Mohammed is a Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) International Peace Scholarship recipient and doctoral candidate in the area of Communications at Arizona State University. She will be the speaker at the annual P.E.O. Coffee to be held on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Sun Lakes United Methodist Church in Sun Lakes.

Reeham was born in Egypt to parents who valued education. After completing high school, she moved to Cairo to attend the university. As an undergraduate student, she came to the United States several times as an exchange student. She also came to the U.S. as a Fulbright master’s scholar and now as a PhD scholar. Reeham states that through her research, she hopes to “enhance life experiences of minorities and women, especially empowering women like me who come from a disadvantaged community.”

Upon completing her PhD, Reeham would like to return to Egypt and join a leadership position within the government where she can use her knowledge to change policies to provide equity, inclusion, and women empowerment and provide equal access to resources. In addition, she would like to continue her academic and research career and to be a professor at a governmental university that serves rural areas, as a way of giving back to her community and supporting women.

P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization whose mission is to celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.

The Coffee will be held on Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. in Lindsay Hall at Sun Lakes UMC, at 9248 E. Riggs Road in Sun Lakes. The cost is $3, payable at the door, and no reservations are needed. P.E.O. members, guests, and other interested persons are invited to attend. For more information, call Cindy Thomas at 316-210-4154.