Wafaa Khalifah came from Saudi Arabia to University of Delaware, Department of Human Development and Family Studies. She was enrolled in the Masters of Science program with a concentration in Human Services. She put her mind and energies into the program and enjoyed every minute. She became involved in the profession and contributed a research brief to the National Council on Family Relations Family Focus Reports on “Women globally: Education as an obstacle or an opportunity (fall, 2014). She concluded, “Education that promotes justice, equity, freedom and respect should address everyone in the community regardless of gender, because development can only be achieved with the support and collaboration of an entire society (p. F19). Nikki DiGregorio, a fellow student, now an assistant professor at Georgia Southern, noted that she was very, very warm and kind. Wafaa brought a very unique perspective to HDFS that will be missed. Professor Steve Eidelman wrote “What I remember is an enthusiastic student with a self-deprecating sense of humor and a willingness to tackle new and expansive ideas.” Her friends, Reem Aleissa and Eman Alayave wrote that she had been thinking about finishing her thesis until the last days of her life. She was so optimistic that she would be able to finish. It was her dream! Her thesis entitled “Arab Muslim Refugees in the United States: Family adaptation and social and religious support” focused on Arab Muslim women refugees in the mid-Atlantic part of the United States. She did in-depth qualitative interviews and had completed a final draft of her thesis and was making final edits, but had not defended the thesis. She was accepted to a doctoral program at West Virginia. She had health issues stemming from a connective tissue disorder and took one leave of absence for treatment and had returned last year to finish her program. She passed away early this fall. We will miss her greatly, will remember her motivation and excitement in her studies. She brought a global viewpoint to her classes and her scholarship.  As her advisor, I found her to be a complex and interesting thinker who found our university providing her with challenges and options she relished. – Dr. Barbara H. Settles, professor