Hero Scholar: Lorpu Cooper
Lorpu Cooper of Walnut Creek, California is a Nursing Scholar proudly supported by the Vegas Golden Knights. Lorpu embodies global humanitarianism through volunteering. Her journey began at Atlanta-based Hosea Helps, offering vital support in job placement, food distribution, and housing. She extended her commitment at Hands On Atlanta, Legal Aid, Partnership Against Domestic Violence, and Georgia Healthcare, all of which helped her hone her skills to address pressing societal needs of area residents. During seven years at Georgia Healthcare, Lorpu’s roles have included companion to the elderly, baby cuddler, and activity planner, and Behavior Therapist supporting students on the spectrum during the pandemic. All of these roles enriched her communication, nurturing, conflict resolution, and project management skills. Internationally, Lorpu’s roles at UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund, Refugee Resettlement, and Immigration Services have demonstrated her cultural sensitivity and dedication to aiding refugees. She used these skills to establish an NGO initiative in Liberia that aided expectant mothers through education and material assistance. Her journey reflects an unwavering commitment to uplifting lives, shaping a future nursing career founded on compassion, communication, and impactful leadership. Lorpu is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Henderson campus.