Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Syryukova keynotes Awards Luncheon

Inna Stryukova, a university professor from Nikolaev, Ukraine, will present A Ukrainian's Perspective of the USA at the Society Awards Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 2nd during the 2008 combined GRHS-AHSGR Convention in Casper, Wyoming. The luncheon buffet will take place in Ballrooms A, B, and C of the Parway Plaza Hotel and Convention Center. Since this will be Inna’s third appearance at GRHS conventions, and her second appearance at AHSGR conventions, she is becoming a familiar personality to members of both societies.

As an accomplished linguist, Inna Stryukova speaks several languages, including Russian, Ukrainian, French, and English. Inna has worked as a teacher of English at the Civil Engineering Institute and has served as head of the Foreign Language Department at the Agrarian University in Nikolaev. Besides teaching English, Inna has done translation work for American and Canadian professors who have lectured at the Agrarian University, and for Christian missionaries in Ukraine and Moldova.

Missionaries had a great impact on Inna’s life. She became a Christian and is a member of the Presbyterian Church in Nikolaev. She has worked as a translator and evangelist for the Global Mission Fellowship and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Ukrainian Christian Students Fellowship, whose headquarters is in Kiev. Inna has close ties with the Moldova Bible Seminary, which was started by an American pastor fifteen years ago in Kishinev, and she has worked at the Seminary as a guest teacher of English.

Inna has traveled widely in the former Soviet Union, the countries of Western Europe, Canada, and many states in the USA. It will be a pleasure for members GRHS and AHSGR to renew friendships and welcome Inna to our 2008 convention. In addition to the Saturday luncheon, Inna will be presenter for the Looking at the Land of Your Ancestors workshop at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, July 31st in the Tiffany Room and again at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 2nd in the American Room.

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