December 2, 2016, World Trade Centre, Accra – The Ashesi Student Council, in partnership with the Office of Students and Community Affairs at Ashesi, Unibank Ghana and Calbank, held the seventh annual Ubora Awards.
The awards dinner, started by the student council, six years ago, aims at inspiring members of the Ashesi community to reach for excellence in their daily work. The categories of awards capture all the aspects of student, faculty, staff and alumni life. The awards essentially capture the three pillars of Ashesi; Leadership, Citizenship and Scholarship. Other sponsors included Muse Entertainment, Wonder Sports, Sugarkane clothing, Ignite Consult, Best Western Hotel, Accra and Chocolate Clothing.
Over the years, the Ubora Awards has become a highlight of the school calendar, also giving students an opportunity to showcase talents. “In an institution like Ashesi, where excellence is not an exception but a prevailing way of life, it is important that we continue to celebrate and encourage this attitude as often as it is appropriate,” said recently outgone Student Council President, Kwabena Bamfo ‘17. “That’s exactly what Ubora as an event, seeks to achieve.”
For this year’s event, CEO of EIB Network and Empire Entertainment, Nathan Kwabena Adisi, was invited to be the guest speaker. “When you are given a task to do, don’t just do it, but do it well,” he said in his remark. “Go the extra mile, don’t be average, don’t just be ordinary - that will separate you from the rest. In all things you do, remember to be loyal. The value of integrity is highly significant.”
Ubora 2016: Full list of Categories and Winners
Bright Star: Kingsley Agyekum '17
To a student who exhibits academic excellence both inside and outside of a classroom. This student is intellectually curious and constantly asks questions that broaden the conversation and is committed to proactively sharing knowledge with peers.
Entrepreneurial Spirit: Wilma Amoo-Osae ‘17
To a student who exemplifies the ideals of entrepreneurship and puts business theory to practice in a socially conscious way.
Golden Mouse: Elvis Okoh-Asirifi '19
To a student who uses their knowledge in Computer Science to constantly improve the lives of others and assist peers with IT related issues.
Leadership in Action: Nadia Amasa ‘18
To a student or student group that takes initiative and goes beyond the call of duty to leave an indelible mark on the lives of others, no matter how small. This award must not necessarily go to the student leaders.
Sports Man & Woman of the Year: Owurako Ampofo '18 & Ayele Commodore-Mensah '17
To a male and female student who have shown keen interest in sports and are committed to improving sports at Ashesi.
Rising Star: Rodney Assan '19
To a freshman or sophomore who has demonstrated initiative, drive and leadership and is committed to making an impact here at Ashesi.
Campus Impact: Entertainment Committee
To a student or student group that has, in the past year, organized an event or activity to liven campus life. This could be a one-time event or a tradition.
Community Engagement: Future of Africa
To a student or student group that has, in the past year demonstrated a commitment to serving others outside the Ashesi Community.
Male Star Image: Jean Nii Quarcoopome '19
Female Star Image: Luciana Asenso '17
Most Outstanding Class: Class of 2020
To the class that exhibits overall excellence in all spheres of community life – turning up and participating in community activities, demonstrating scholarship and leadership in their interactions with other classes and having fun!
Student Personality of the Year: Nana Kwadwo Darfoor '16
To a student who exemplifies all three pillars of Ashesi in their daily life.
Most Outstanding Faculty: Rebecca Awuah, Humanities and Social Science Department
To the faculty member who expanded the horizons, skills, and value systems of Ashesi students by providing support and guidance both inside and outside of the classroom.
Most Outstanding Faculty Intern: Joseph Nti ‘15
Most Outstanding Staff: Torwomenye Azaglo, Associate Dean of Students and Community Affairs
To the staff member, who has demonstrated a continual commitment to the pillars of Ashesi with a self-evident belief in the need to enhance student life in a positive way.
Most Outstanding Alum: Alan Barry Neequaye '16
To the alumnus/a who constantly strives for excellence in his or her chosen field, continually embodies the core values of Ashesi and still supports the mission of the university.
A.S.C. Special Award: Isaac Fiifi Fanor
This award was given for his outstanding service to the student body and the ASC