Mr Pelumi Olugbenga, a 300 Level student of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo has been honoured as Fellow Hesselbein Global Academy for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America.
Mr Pelumi who was among the only five Africans (including postgraduate students) selected to participate in the Summit on scholarship; went through a series of leadership and civic engagement learning sessions which were taught by business professionals, senior military officers and Chief Executive Officers of Organizations in the United States.
Mr Pelumi while in the academy volunteered to work with Rise Against Hunger – a non governmental organization based in New York in the task of packaging thousands of meals that would feed over 10,000 less privileged children across the world.
In carrying out his civic engagement assignment, Mr Pelumi Olugbenga worked with four other Hesselbein Fellows from other countries at the American Red Cross, Western Pennsylvania to present ideas that would help the American Red Cross go virtual and be more effective in its operations.
Upon the completion of all his assignments and projects, Mr Pelumi was on yesterday, Tuesday, 25th July,2017 decorated with a medal by the University of Pittsburgh in an award ceremony that was attended by the President (Vice Chancellor) of the University of Pittsburgh – Chancellor Patrick Gallagher PhD.
The Vice Chancellor of LASU, Professor Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun, on behalf of the university management, staff and students of the institution, celebrates and congratulates Mr Pelumi Olugbenga and wishes him all the very best in his future endeavors.