Regis University Welcomes 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

August 06, 2018

DENVER — A New Dimension of Hope will present its third-annual Leaders Overcoming Obstacles to Peace (L.O.O.P.) award to international humanitarian leader Leymah Gbowee during its annual fundraising dinner on Saturday, August 18, at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada.

Regis graduate Ebenezer Norman started A New Dimension of Hope (NDHope) in 2010. The nonprofit builds schools in Liberia, a West African country that lacks a formal educational system. Norman is completing his first school in Meh Meh Town, a rural village near Monrovia, Liberia’s capital. Norman earned a Bachelor of Arts in Organization Development at Regis in 2011; two years ago, he began work on his Master of Development Practice at the University.

“I grew up in West Africa, and I’m also a Regis product. Everything this University does is about service and giving back to humanity,” Norman said recently. “I have to build schools for children who won’t otherwise receive an education. We’re all here for a purpose. I want to be part of the movement to change the fate of Africa.”

NDHope will honor Leymah Gbowee, who earned the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for her work in leading a women’s peace movement, Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace, which helped to bring an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003. Her brave efforts to end the war, bringing women together and inspiring them to use their voices, helped usher in a period of peace and enabled a free election in 2005.

Gbowee currently speaks internationally to advance women’s rights. She is the executive director of the Women, Peace and Security program at Columbia University in New York, N.Y.

Individual tickets to the fundraiser are $150 and may be purchased through Eventbrite. Learn more about NDHope online at

Established in 1877, Regis University is a premier, globally engaged institution of higher learning in the Jesuit tradition that prepares leaders to live productive lives of faith, meaning and service. One of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation, Regis has four campus locations in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs and extensive online program offerings with more than 11,000 enrolled students. For more information, visit