As adults, we always remember the fascination and respect we felt on meeting someone whose lives inspired their compatriots – or the whole world. They may have been Nobel Laureates, sporting heroes, statesmen, artists, or captains of industry.

Our Global Mentor Program provides our students with a memorable opportunity to meet some of these inspirational figures and learn, first-hand, how they too, can achieve beyond their dreams. A lasting impression they take with them as they navigate their own ambitions.

Our Mentors are highly respected leaders from many walks of life and are delighted to pass on the benefit of their wisdom to potential future successors.

Some of the Global Mentors who have visited Stamford American includes:


Nobel Laureates honored for their life-changing contributions share their views and experiences with Stamford students, who are inspired by this unique opportunity. Including: His Excellency Jose Manuel Barroso, Nobel, 2012 Nobel Peace Laureate and 11th President of the European Commission,  Dr. Peter Agre, 2003 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry and Prof. Robert F. Engle III, 2003 Nobel Laureate for Economics Sir James Mirrlees, 1996 Nobel Laureate for Economics, Professor Ei-ichi Negishi, 2010 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry and Professor Ada. E. Yonath.


Medalists, record-holders and other renowned sportsmen and women coach and inspire Stamford students on the spirit of competition and their own fascinating experiences that have made them household names. Students have even had the opportunity to compete against their sporting heroes. As an example, our Stamford competitive swim squad trained and relayed against American Olympic Medalists and World Record Swimmers Jessica Hardy, David Plummer, Micah Lawrence, Kevin Cordes and Nathan Adrian. A world-cup legend and Real Madrid Ambassador for Asia Pacific is Roberto Carlos who has recently visited Stamford for a football clinic with the students and showing off his legendary kick on the Stamford Field.


Great leaders inspire wisdom and knowledge, never tiring in their quest to improve the world in which we live. Our Global Mentor Program has benefited from visits by: Dr. John Francis, Environmentalist “Planetwalker” and United Nations Ambassador, Jane Seymour, Award winning actress, Andy Stumpf, Former Navy Seal and World Record Holder, General (Ret.) David Petraeus, former U.S. military commander and CIA Director, Mr Kirk Wagar, United States Ambassador to Singapore, Jane Seymour, an Emmy-award winning stage and screen actress and Mr Peter Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg LP, inspiring the next generation of leaders on campus.


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