Jūratė Kristina Kazickaitė-Altman (United States of America) is a doctor of science, the President of the Kazickas Family Foundation in the USA, journalist, editor, writer, philanthropist.
Kazickaitė-Altman worked as a correspondent at the White House in Washington, was accompanying the US first lady Rozalin Carter, later became the editor of “The Washington Star” editorials.
Kazickaitė-Altman was also actively involved in solving the issues related to refugees problems; she wrote a number of books about the life of women and Vietnam war. She was concerned with the refugee problems in Bosnia, Ruanda, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Congo, represented them in Washington.
Kazickaitė-Altman is one of the founders of the non-profit organisation Teach the World Online that successfully implements various programmes in Haiti, Nepal, Colombia and Brazil.
In 2002 Kazickaitė-Altman was awarded the Commemorative Medal of 13 January and the Cross of Officer of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas for her philanthropic activities.
The title of Honorary Doctor was awarded for the following merits to the University:
- Annually awarded scholarships to students
- Valuable financial support to lecturers, University’s events and competitions
- Well-deserved recognition and respect of the academic community for organisation of the activities of Juozas Petras Kazickas Family Foundation in Lithuania and at the University