The helmsman must guide the boat by using the waves, otherwise the boat will be submerged by the waves.”
– Chou En-Lai

Hefner Ambassadors

Our Hefner Scholars are honorees of the Robert & MeiLi Hefner Foundation’s “Hefner Initiative – USA/ China/ Asia” program.

Janet Neufeld, Hefner Ambassador, 2019

Dr. Janet Neufeld is Vice President of Academic Services at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics. She received her doctorate in educational leadership from Kansas State University.

Blair Amberly, Hefner Ambassador, 2019

Blair is a 2nd and 3rd Grade Teacher at the Free Union Country School in Virginia. Blair is a member of the school committee, and as Co-Chairman planned and created school-wide strategies. Blair holds a Master’s in Education and has a love of music, reading and exercise.

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