310. Munira Khalif (Founder, Lighting The Way)



Munira Khalif is an 18-year-old high school senior at Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul, Minnesota who recently was accepted into all 8 Ivy League Universities in the US.




239. Dr. Emad Rahim (Professor, Walden University)

Dr. Rahim is a professor at Walden University in Minneapolis, MN, teaching in the Doctorate of Business Administration degree program.  “He is a dynamic manager with a talent for assessing business challenges and leading a plan to resolution.” Dr. Rahim has a strong commitment to the community and to the development of new managers through university teaching and mentoring.  He teaches management from a framework of respect for diversity, gender equality and ethics.

Dr. Rahim is attributed with developing several innovative outreach programs which lead underserved students to become involved in management degree programs.  A Certified Manager since 2008, Dr. Rahim most recently volunteered to mentor a fellow CM in Ethiopia.  He holds a doctorate of management in organizational behavior and graduate degrees in project management and business management.

In addition, Dr. Rahim was the recipient of the 2010 Entrepreneurship Teaching Excellence Award from the Experiential Classroom XI program.

He is also a survivor of the Cambodian Killing Fields and his story is told in the documentary “Against All Odds.”