Olu Onemona, a Nigerian in diaspora has made us proud once again. It is always a thing of joy to see fellow Nigerians shine so brightly amidst the disgrace and bad names some have brought our great country. In the past few months, there have been stories about Nigerians involved in unruly behaviour outside the country and it is with great joy that LynnVille celebrates with Olu for bringing a smile to our face. I believe good things should always be celebrated and I also believe this post will inspire every young Nigerian both students and non students; hardwork and diligence pays.
Olu Onemola, a Nigerian graduate at the Lehman College, theCity University of New York (CUNY), United States of America who 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. He studied Polititical Science at Lehman and 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 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.
Congrats Ola, 7 awards is definitely worth celebrating.