In another development, President of the AUN, Dr. Margee Ensign, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the American University of Paris (AUP) “for her leadership role in using education to promote peace, community development, and empowerment through a local platform, the Adamawa Peace Initiative (API), which she chairs.”

Dr. Margee Ensign addressing the audience

Ensign was honoured alongside Lisa Anderson, President of American University of Cairo and Benjamin Millepied, Director, Paris Opera Ballet during the AUP Commencement on May 26 in recognition of their contributions to a specific field or to society in general, which are consistent with the university’s mission and core values.

They especially praised AUN’s engagement with the refugees of northeast Nigeria, providing food aid to more than 270,000 internally displaced persons sheltering with family members in Yola.

President Ensign who has so many laurels including the African Business Roundtable’s Distinguished Leadership Award for Educational Excellence in 2011; African Leading University of the Year Award by African Leadership magazine in 2012; Rotary International Paul Harris Fellowship in 2012; Adamawa State Peace Ambassador Award also in 2012;

African Leadership Award from the World Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility in 2014, and in 2015, the women’s wing of the Jama’atul Nasril Islam in Nigeria recognised her contributions to leadership, philanthropy and the education of women and girls in northeast Nigeria, urged the new graduates to find solutions to old, new, and unprecedented problems challenging the world today.

 

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