Nigerian Receives 7 Awards At City University Of New York’s Graduation

City University Of New York A Nigerian graduate at the Lehman College, the City University of New York (CUNY), Olu Onemola, has received seven awards at the university’s 2012 graduation ceremony.

He received the awards during the graduation ceremony held on Saturday in New York.

Olu is the son of Bukun-olu Onemola, Nigeria’s Deputy Ambassador at the United Nations in New York.

A graduate of Political Science at Lehman, young Onemola received the distinguished “Golden Key’’ award, otherwise referred to as International Honour Society which is an academic honour society for high-achieving scholars.

Other awards are the Pi Sigma Alpha, National Honour Society in Political Science, and The Jacob Hammer Memorial Prize in English which is awarded to a student leading in theatre performance.

He also won the Edgar Dawson Prize in Political and Legal Theory which is an award to the outstanding Political Science graduate with the strongest portfolio of political and legal essays.

Onemola also received the CUNY Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence in Leadership Award, and he similarly received the Cum Laude award.

This is a Latin term that signifies “With Honours”, a distinction bestowed on graduates that fall within a 3.4 to a 3.59 GPA on a four-point scale.

Speaking on the awards, the elated Onemola said they had inspired him to continue to thrive in all his endeavours, regardless of any obstacles that might stand on his way.

“My impression is that hard work definitely pays off. Being able to achieve such feats, while serving as the President of the Student Government, is a testament to hard work,’’ he said.(NAN)

  1. Ozi-Ajayi Reply

    Congratulations on your great achievements. You have made us (Nigerians) proud. More grease to your elbow.

  2. rotimi ifeoluwa Reply

    God bless u. U ar indeed a blessing to Nigeria. Don’t relent more success awaits.

  3. Quartzim Reply

    While some paint nigeria black, you have shown a great deal of intellectual sagacity and academic prowess. Thanks for doing us proud.

  4. Aklad Reply

    Thanks for good reputation gaven to nigeia but above all remember the less privilege ones and make them happy coz their is many of them that can make it as but circumstances stop them…….thank u once again am proud of you…

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