True to AUN’s time-honored tradition, outstanding members of the university were recognized for their hard work and dedication at the 13th Founders Day celebration.
All 43 members of the AUN Honor Society received a medal each. Faculty Advisor to the Society, Dr. Ferdinand Che of the School of Business & Entrepreneurship, said the mission of the Honor Society is to identify, nurture, and promote future leaders who have not only achieved academic excellence but also showed good character and genuine commitment to service.
Ten members of staff received the outstanding staff awards for their exceptional dedication and service and commitment to the principles and ideals of AUN.
Presenting the awards, the Assistant Vice President of HR & Planning, Mr. Nourah Bamalli, said they emerged from 250 nominations through a very competitive and stringent selection procedure.
“The staff award is designed to encourage opportunities for this effort as we work to maintain a professional environment in which we value and appreciate employees’ contributions.”
The Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, Professor Muhammadou Kah, presented the meritorious service award to five faculty members including Dr. Abel Ajibesin of SITC, Dr. Emmanuel Ukpe of SITC, Dr. Osho Ajayi of SAS, Dr. Hannah Mugambi SAS, Dr. Lucky Imade of SAS, and Professor Linus Osuagwu of SBE. Prof Kah said the faculty members have served AUN brilliantly over the past ten years.
The Outstanding Community Service Award went to the Manager of the Sustainability Office, Mr. Raymond Obindu.
Traditionally held at the expansive Lamido Aliyu Mustafa Commencement Hall, the 13th Founder’s Day ceremony was spiced up with a poem recitation by pupils of AUN Academy. The poem is dedicated to the Founder. Another highlight of the event was the presentation of the Founder's portrait drawn by a student of Communications & Multimedia Design, Olumayowa Raymond Akinrolabu.
Reported by Omorogbe Omorogiuwa