We are deeply saddened by the news of Professor Leah D. Adams’ passing. Professor Adams, age 81, died peacefully Saturday, February 1, of complications from chemotherapy. Tim, her loving husband of nearly 60 years, was by her side as well as her four children and one of her ten grandchildren.
Professor Adams was a veracious contributor to the field of education. She was a former president of OMEP-USA and Regional Vice President North America and the Caribbean. Her full curriculum vitae, listing her numerous publications, presentations, consultancies, professional organization activities, honors and awards, is more than 20 pages. She received the Lifetime Achievement award from the Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children for her leadership at the state level. Professor Adams was perhaps best known for her international activities and had given major speeches in 38 countries on six continents. She served as president of the National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Educators, as a consultant to UNESCO and USAID and had five work assignments in the Middle East. In 2006, she was selected as a Fulbright Senior Specialist from the Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to lead a project in South Korea.
Professor Adams was a dedicated executive committee member for advocating the well-being of young children and a leader at OMEP. Our organization would never be the same without her contribution and dedication.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Zion Lutheran Church 1501 W. Liberty Ann Arbor at 10:30 am on Friday, February 14. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Leah D. Adams endowment at EMU Foundation 1349 S. Huron Ypsilanti MI 48197.
For more information, please visit http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Leah-Adams&lc=4117&pid=169481661&mid=5840196.
NGO COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, NGO COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN’S RIGHTS, NGO COMMITTEE ON MIGRATION, PSYCHOLOGY COALITION AT THE UN, and WORLD ORGANISATION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Invite you to a Side Event during the 52nd Session of the Commission on Social Development
“REFUGEE CHILDREN AND THE RIGHT TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION:
A HUMANITARIAN AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ISSUE”
Date: 13 February, 2014 (Thursday)
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Venue: Boss Room, 8th floor, Church Center
Organizers: International Council of Psychologists, World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP)
Moderator: Maria Pia Belloni Mignatti, Representative, OMEP
Early Childhood Education as a Model for Service Delivery
- Lori Heninger, Director of the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergency
Young Children in Emergencies: An Integrated Program Approach
- Cassie Landers, Assistant Professor, Columbia University
Promoting the Rights and Wellbeing of the World’s Most Vulnerable Young Children
- Judith Wagner, Deputy President of OMEP
Association for Childhood Education International * Catholic International Education Office * International Association of Applied Psychology * International Council for Caring Communities * School Sisters of Notre Dame * Sisters of Charity Federation * Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur * Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues * World Association of Girl Guides and Girls Scouts