Four University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service Students were honored at the Rotary Foundation Banquet on Thursday, Feb. 15. Darlynton Adegor (Delta, Nigeria), Vinay Raj (Chennai, India), Izehi Oriaghan (Lagos, Nigeria), and John Mensah (Accra, Ghana) were recognized as Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholars.
Each student has received a scholarship that can be used to cover academic and travel costs associated with the Clinton School program.
Adegor and Raj are second-year students at the Clinton School of Public Service.
A graduate of Lagos State University and the Nigerian Law School, Adegor has been working with the Washington D.C.-based Syrian Emergency Task Force since June 2017.
Raj is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences with a master’s degree in public health and a graduate of UA Little Rock with a Ph.D. in bioinformatics.
Oriaghan and Mensah are both first-year students.
Oriaghan is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in international relations. Her work experience includes time as Senior Administrative Officer at the Lagos Waste Management Authority under the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment.
A graduate of the University of Cape Coast with a degree in social sciences, Mensah worked as an assistant field officer with the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection. As a volunteer, he was as a liaison with the District Social Development Officers (DSDOs) helping to get low-income people enrolled onto social intervention plans in rural communities.
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