On Friday, July 6th, 2007, Dr. Awuah was awarded Membership of the Order of the Volta by His Excellency, President J. A. Kufuor of Ghana. The Order of the Volta is one of Ghana's highest awards, given to individuals who exemplify the ideal of service to country. Dr. Awuah, in a brief statement to the Ashesi community, thanked his colleagues (past and present), whose hard work and dedication resulted in this award. Patrick Awuah considers this recognition as a tremendous validation of Ashesi's mission, and he expressed the hope that Ashesi graduates would strive to act in ways that will result in their eventual induction to the Order of the Volta.