A US-based Nigerian woman and mother of the 2014 Class Speaker, Mrs. Nnenna Nwana, on the 6th Commencement eve, held spellbound the audience at the awards ceremony, as she told how she surprised many by sending her only child, Ms. Odera Okakpu, to AUN.
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President Margee Ensign has tasked all journalists based in Adamawa State to help to promote the AUN mission and vision of partnering in the development of its immediate communities.
Twenty-three staff and workers who completed the Robert A. Pastor Library & E-Learning Center, dedicated at AUN last May 8, have been honored.
An alumnus and 2012 Class Speaker, Mr. Daniel Dennis, has advised this year’s graduating class to continue to work hard after college. Mr. Dennis spoke to the graduating seniors on May 7 during one of the Seniors Week activities.
About 300 youth from within and outside Yola town on May 14 wrote an aptitude test for enlistment into the AUN Security Corps.
Graduating students on May 4 forced the Staff Football Club to a 2-2 draw in a friendly match played at the GTBank field. The match was a part of the seniors week.
Altogether, 250 young men and women received bachelors and master’s degrees and postgraduate diplomas on Saturday (May 10) at the 6th AUN Commencement. This number includes six recipients of the University’s Master of Technology degree and 17 others who received the Postgraduate Diploma in Management. It was also the first time postgraduate degrees were awarded at AUN since the University began the Masters in Telecommunications & Wireless, Information Technology, as well as PGDM programs.
The American University of Nigeria’s ultramodern library complex named after the late Professor Robert A. Pastor of AU Washington was formally dedicated on Friday, May 9. The three-storey Robert A. Pastor Library & E-Learning Center building, sited on 75,000 square meter ground on the AUN main campus, boasts state-of-the-art facilities.
From any angle on the campus that dark May 6 night, it was easy to notice in sounds and sights that fireworks had lit up the serene Yola skyline. There was an air of expectancy; fireworks often signal pomp and pageantry. But still this was different.
The Graduation Ball which took place at the AUN Community Hall at the North Campus on Thursday (May 9) was another senior week event to remember. While the Senior Night of Lights was a bit casual, the Ball was strictly formal.
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