Press Release – 2011 ANOG Image Award Winners Announcement

Atlanta, GA. USA. August 23rd, 2011: 
The Alliance of Nigerian Organizations in Georgia (ANOG), the umbrella organization of the Nigerian community in Georgia, USA, today announced the winners of its annual service & Image Awards, which recognize the top distinguished Nigerians, resident in Georgia
The 2011 winners of ANOG Image Award are
  1. Prof. Juliet Elu Juliet U. Elu, Ph.D., MBA., MPA.,
    She  is a Nigerian Professor of Economics at  Morehouse College, Atlanta, and the President, National Economic Association in USA. She was the Vice-Chairperson & Director, Management and Organization, Program, in the Department of Economics at Spellman College. She is a member of Ndokwa Association of Atlanta, member of Ika Association as well as NICORE.  Prof. Juliet Elu was also a pioneer member of the Nigerians In Diaspora Organization (NIDO)
  2. Prof. Charles Ume
    Prof Ume (NNOM) is a Nigerian Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director, Advanced Electronic Packaging and Laser Processing Laboratory, Mechatronics Instructional Laboratory and George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  He is an elected Fellow of Nigerian Academy of Science (2006), and received the Nigerian National Merit Award (NNOM) in 2003. He is an active member of the Igbo Union of Atlanta.
  3. Engr. Rufus Oladapo
    Engr. Oladapo is a Nigerian Civil Engineer in the State of Georgia. He is the Founder and President of Kemi Construction Company, Inc., a company formed in July 1987 serving the State of Georgia in areas of site utilities and roadway construction.. Engr. Oladapo has assisted several  Nigerians with employment and business opportunities and has mentored  other fellow countrymen in the construction business.  He is a founding member of Ondo State Association
This recognition demonstrates their exceptional accomplishment and appreciation for what they have done for our community.  The entire Nigerian Community in Georgia express congratulations and appreciation to these Image Awards Winners, for their dedication and exemplary conduct. We are confident that they will continue serving the community for many more years to come, leaving a strong legacy and shining model for succeeding generations of Nigerians at home and in the diaspora.
 
About ANOG Image Award.
The  ANOG Image Award is given to distinguished Nigerians, resident in Georgia, who have projected positive “Image” of Nigerians in their professional and community activities, who have made notable contributions for the advancement their communities, locally and abroad, and who, by their conduct and reputation, have provided a shining example to succeeding generations of Nigerians, home and abroad.
This year’s awards recipients will be honored at a colorful awards ceremony at the Nigerian Independence / Awards Banquet on Saturday October 8th, 2011 at the Presidential Ballroom, 4001 Presidential Parkway, Atlanta, GA, 30340. Special Guests expected at this year’s celebrations include:
  1. His Excellency, Nigerian Ambassador to USA, Prof. Adebowale Adefuye (who personally attended in 2010),
  2. Prof Oye Ibidapo-Obe (Former Vice Chancellor  of University of Lagos, who has accepted to be the Guest Speaker),
  3. The Consul General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Atlanta, Hon. Godfrey Teneilabe.
  4. Members of Government, counties, the diplomatic corps and intelligentsia in Atlanta, GA
About the Alliance of Nigerian Organizations in Georgia (ANOG)
ANOG (www.anogusa.org)  is the umbrella organization of all Nigerians resident in Georgia with membership across all community, tribal, ethnic, educational, social, political and economic lines. The objectives of ANOG are to create an inclusive Nigerian Community in Georgia, to advocate, protect and advance Nigerian culture, to promote the advancement and welfare of Nigerians and to cultivate political awareness and civic responsibility among Nigerians.

For more information contact,  Titus Olowokere, President @president@anogusa.org

 or Yakubu Azi, General Secretary @secretary@anogusa.org
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