On October 31, AUN held a send-forth party for the 2016 Batch B Corps members who served with the university in the past year.
Director of Academic Advising and Retention, Ms. Jelena Zivkovic, said she was pleased with the outgoing Corps members and advised them to take something from AUN as they progress in life.
Senior HR Officer, Ms. Perpetual Okoji-Nweke, said the send-forth party marked the end of the Corps members’ one year service with AUN. She stated that the 2016 Batch B was the largest AUN has taken so far. Ms. Okoji-Nweke was impressed with their service to AUN and also wished them well.
Assistant Director of HR, Ms. Kuve Vandi, said it was good for the Corps members to have served with AUN as it improved their skills, network of people and relationship with their colleagues in AUN. Ms. Vandi also wished them well and encouraged them to build on the skills they have learned, venture into entrepreneurship, keep what they have learned and maintain the network of people they have made at AUN as it could be beneficial to them in life.
The Manager of Reference and Information Service, Ms. Abigail Dauda, who stood in for the Director of Digital Services, also congratulated the Corps members and advised them to utilize the skills and work ethic they have learned at AUN as it would give them an edge over other graduates.
Ms. Adeoti Oyinlola, who served with Events and Publications Department, recounting her experience in AUN, said she didn’t want to come to Adamawa initially, but as she came, she met a home away from home in AUN. “Every other thing about AUN is a family; we do things together, we celebrate together.” She advised prospective and serving Corps members to do and give of their best as they don’t know what opportunities await them. “Don’t come asking, ‘What am I going to get out of AUN?’ Your entering mindset should be ‘What am I going to give to AUN?’”
“I learned a lot in AUN; I worked with a team unlike before,” Ms. Nnenna Nkata Robert, who served with Academic Advising and Retention, added.
Also recounting his experience, Samuel Chukwudi, who served in Facilities Management, said his stay at AUN was so enjoyable and he gained lots of experience. “In the place I served, my colleagues were nice to me; they welcomed me with open arms.
“I blended well without issues,” added Ms. Tolulope Uzoamaka Nwobodo, who served with Judicial Affairs.
Similarly, Ms. Rosemary, who studied Chemical Engineering in school and served with the Procurement Department, had this to say: “My experience here in AUN was a bit challenging because I see myself doing the things that art students do… AUN brought out the weak side of me and made it strong.”
“AUN brought out the compassion for humanitarian work in me. I’m very passionate about the environment and I was able to work in an office that is even more passionate,” Ms. Temiloluwa Priscilla, who served in the Office of Sustainability, commented.
Mr. Endurance Okololise, who served with the Petroleum Chemistry Laboratory, said that AUN has been a good place to serve. “It is the dream of every Corps member to serve in a place like this: lovely environment, good working conditions, good relationship with the Corps members and the staff at large… AUN is fine; it is a learning place.”
Describing his one-year experience at AUN, David Felix, who served with Communications and Multimedia Design, said he had a very wonderful experience with his colleagues in the office and ended up learning so many things he thought he knew. However, he expressed disappointment over the non-provision of accommodations to serving Corps members at AUN and beseeched the management to look into that. Corps members appreciated the AUN administration for receiving them all when they first came. More than 25 Corps members were sent forth.
By Anthonia Udokwu