Introducing Brendens Lek to CES and the UC Student Development Center

Introducing Brendens Lek to CES and the UC Student Development Center

By: Mr. Brendens Lek

My name is Brendens Lek, and I am both a US citizen, and a Khmer citizen. I was born in Phnom Penh in 1973. During the Khmer Rouge era, I emigrated from Cambodia to France, where I lived for 5 years. At the age of 15, I emigrated from France to the United States, where I lived in Virginia for over 30 years. I received my high school diploma from Herndon High School in June of 1994. In November
of 2001, after the 9/11 crisis, I joined the US Army. I was activated to go to war in Iraq in January of 2003. As a sergeant, I was accountable to teach my squad the army values, which are loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage. Throughout 2003, I taught students physical fitness training, helping them to develop a strong mind and body, in order to maintain good overall health. In August of 2004, I graduated, and was awarded a diploma of achievement from the US Army 25B (Computer Operator Analyst) IT Institution on Fort Gordon, in Georgia. In 2005, I taught psychology techniques to students to reduce their mental fear, and to strengthen their inner confidence. In November of 2008, I graduated from New Horizon Computer Learning Center, where I was once again awarded a diploma of achievement. In 2009, I became a life coach and taught students self-development in public speaking/toastmasters, focusing on preparation and presentation. To enhance their interview skills and build their self-confidence, I taught body language skills and voice projection. In February of 2014, I graduated in Arlington, VA, from the University of Management and Technology, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science. I achieved a 3.8 GPA, and received an award of excellence. My computer certifications range from CompTIA Network + 2013; CompTIA Security + 2013 and CompTIA A+ 2013.

I am an experienced teacher and an accomplished IT Technical Support Specialist with demonstrated ability to support complex local and wide area networks. I am a team player with excellent people and problem solving skills. In my spare time, I like to consult and coach students with their daily problems, their self-development, family development and everyday development. I like to help students balance their health, wealth and and relationships, which should all be of equal importance. I enjoy encouraging students,

boosting their sense of moral value and what life has to offer. I want to help them recognize what is worth striving for: being outgoing and independent, having a college degree in their hand, and not having to rely on anyone but themselves.

I will be a full time CES teacher, bringing dynamic, creative and quality teaching to the students. I will also be in charge of the soon-to-come Student Development Center that will focus on activities such as
student counseling, student orientation, CV development, interview skills, workshops, career counseling, study abroad opportunities and scholarships, and public speaking.

This is what I have to offer to the University of Cambodia. I have always dreamt of bringing my philosophy, diverse cultural background, coaching and teaching expertise, talent, wisdom, creativity, and experience to Cambodia. I want to share and offer my services to Cambodia, as an example of a true teacher who has lived abroad for over 30 years. I want to teach our young generation, who will be replacing the old generation, to be leaders; a leader of one’s self and leaders of our nation. I want to motivate and encourage our young ones to stand up and make this world a better place; to believe that we can do it, that we don’t always have to look up to, or be envious of, other countries. I would like to sculpt the minds of our young ones, who are willing to make a difference in changing the shape of our nation’s future.

 

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